Key questions on vaginal discharge

Dr Olwen Jones on whether self-taken genital swabs are acceptable in teenagers, speculum examinations in pregnancy and treating recurrent thrush

1.5 CPD hours

Clinical casebook: hypertension

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.

1 CPD hour
Video module - Premium

Recognising and referring signs of sepsis

Dr Simon Stockley advises on key warning signs for sepsis and referring cases to secondary care

1 CPD hour
Case-Based Learning

Guideline debrief: social anxiety disorder

Module summary

This interactive, case-based learning module covers the GP-relevant sections of the May 2013 NICE guidance on social anxiety including recognition and assessment and how to manage those reluctant to be referred to IAPT services

Learning objectives

To improve your understanding of the NICE guidance on social anxiety, including:

  • the definition and prevalence of social anxiety
  • the identification of symptoms of social anxiety at different ages
  • strategies for engagement
  • management options for adults, focussing on those who are reluctant to be referred to IAPT
  • First, second and third-line pharmacotherapeutic options and what should not be used
  • When to refer
  • Challenges in indentifying the disorder in children

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.


Dr Caroline Dollery is a GP in Danbury, Essex and is clinical director of the Regional Strategic Clinical Network for the East of England for mental health. She is also on the steering group for the National Commissioning Mental Health Network run by NHS Clinical Commissioners and contributes to the Joint Commissioning Panel for mental health.

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
Clear review of the guidelines with some good case examples.
Naomi Evans
Lots and lots of follow ups, weekly for some - not sure how this is possible with GP pressures. Informative
Jeanette Clayton
Naomi Mottershead
very informative
Clare Hughes
Fairly comprehensive, but some omissions regarding pharmacological interventions
Alan Cuthbert