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Other Gastroenterology modules
Top tips on improving GI referrals: a video module (1 CPD hour)
Interpreting LFTs (1 CPD hour)
Altered LFTs – what to do? (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 IBS
Consultant gastroenterologist Dr Stephen Middleton answers questions from GP Dr David Russell on faecal calprotectin, antispasmodics as first-line treatment and the FODMAPs diet
This module answers pressing questions on IBS, including:
- What are the pre-disposing factors for post-infectious IBS?
- Do antidepressants play a role in treating IBS?
- What kind of diet should you recommend to an IBS patient?
- What are the red flags for colorectal cancer?
Dr Stephen Middleton is a consultant gastroenterologist at Cambridge University NHS Hospital Trust
Dr David Russell is a GP in Darlington, County Durham