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Altered LFTs – what to do? (1 CPD hour)


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Dr Heather Ryan suggests how practices can attract GPs to join as partners during or just after training

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Key questions on eating disorders

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Case-Based Learning

Constipation in children

Module summary

This interactive case-based learning module is based on typical GP case studies and will update you on recent developments surrounding GP diagnosis, investigation and management of constipation in children.

Learning objectives

To improve your understanding of:

  • The importance of recognising constipation in children
  • Diagnosing idiopathic constipation and excluding red flags
  • Early treatment with laxative therapy
  • Disimpaction and maintenance regimens
  • Referral recommendations 

In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

You don’t have to complete the whole module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse Learning CPD log.


This module –developed by Pulse Learning’s team of medical writers and editors and peer reviewed by our GP advisers – was first published in October 2011. In May 2015 it was reviewed and updated by Dr Jamie Dalrymple, GPSI in gastroenterology and chair of the Primary Care Gastroenterology Society.

Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
2 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
4 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
This was a comprehensive module which really corrected a number of ambiguous points in my understanding of diagnosis and management of ( idiopathic ) constipation in children.
Milind Jani
Christopher Woodhouse
Martin Holt
a good overview of constipaion
Giles Harris
So so
Omid Entekhabifard