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Other Diabetes and endocrinology modules
Six o'clock blood result - hyper- and hypothyroidism (1 CPD hour)
Six o’clock blood result - hypocalcaemia (1 CPD hour)
Six o'clock blood result - elevated amylase (1 CPD hour)
Dr Olwen Jones on whether self-taken genital swabs are acceptable in teenagers, speculum examinations in pregnancy and treating recurrent thrush
Consultant cardiologist Dr Angus Nightingale and clinical research fellow Dr Thomas Hinton on blood pressure monitoring, contraindications to general anaesthesia and what blood pressure targets GPs should be aiming for.
Dr Simon Stockley advises on key warning signs for sepsis and referring cases to secondary care
Key questions on thyroid disease
This module will update you on thyroid disease, including:
- Investigations for thyroid swelling that can be carried out in primary care
- Target levels for T4 and TSH
- Whether to start treatment before referring to secondary care
- Managing medications in pregnant women
Dr Anh Tran is a GP with interest in endocrinology and diabetes in Surrey and is a member of the British Thyroid Association (BTA) and Foundation (BTF) and Society for Endocrinology (SfE). Author of 6 studies on endocrine disorders in primary care, including 4 on hyper and hypothyroidism, presented at the annual Society for endocrinology BES annual conferences during 2009 – 2016. She has given presentations on endocrine disorders in primary care for BMJ Masterclasses GP update and at the 2016 Primary Care Public Health annual conference.
Dr Tran would like to thank:
Dr Steve Hyer, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at St Helier Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St Georges' Hospital, for his help in the writing of this article.
The British Thyroid Foundation for their kind support with the clinical studies on hypothyroidism and in the preparation of this article.