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Key questions on irritable bowel syndrome

Module summary

Consultant gastroenterologist Dr Stephen Middleton answers questions from GP Dr David Russell on faecal calprotectin, antispasmodics and the FODMAPs diet.

Learning objectives

This module will update your knowledge on IBS, including:

  • Post-infectious IBS
  • Interpreting faecal calprotectin results
  • First-line drug treatment in IBS
  • The efficacy of antidepressants in treating IBS
Author

Dr Stephen Middleton is a consultant gastroenterologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Dr David Russell is a GP in Darlington, County Durham

Date module published
25/11/2014
Module due for review
25/11/2016
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
3 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Good
Asha Latha Narayanaswamy
09.04.2017.
Good overview to common condition
Velautham Kuhan
02.03.2017.
Reassuring and informative on the role of faecal calprotectin. Therapeutic interventions reinforced. Useful but not much new information.
Hilary Ramsay
22.01.2017.
Educative informative
KISHORCHANDRA MRJARIA
04.12.2016.
CLEAR WELL WRITTEN MODULE
Hemlata Morjaria
04.12.2016.