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Dr Adam Woo on red flags for spinal pathology, managing medications for back pain and screening tools for primary care

1.5 CPD hours

Ten ways to tempt trainees or new GPs into partnership

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

1 CPD hour

Key questions on eating disorders

Dr Dominique Thompson on diagnostic criteria for anorexia, managing ‘borderline’ cases and investigations in bulimic patients

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
Very good
Elena Andrei
I liked the interactive nature of the module as it helped me to think about my own (often incorrect!) practice at present.
Leo Mcgarity
very good
Christopher Woodhouse
It was intensive and extensive and easily took the time allocated to it
It was very useful
Senu Hundeyin
very useful a busy GP
Artatran Mohanty