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: low back pain and sciatica

Module summary

This case-based module will guide you through the latest NICE guideline on the diagnosis and management of low back pain and sciatica 

Learning objectives

To update you on:

  1. The red flag symptoms that may indicate a sinister cause for back pain
  2. Risk stratification in patients with back pain
  3. How to manage back pain depending on the results of risk stratification
  4. Which analgesia to use first line
  5. Which secondary care treatments are recommended by NICE.
This module has been developed by Pulse Learning’s team of GP writers and editors, and peer reviewed by our GP advisers
Date module published
Module due for review
Suggested number of CPD credits
Completing this module will earn you a certificate for a suggested
1 CPD hour
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
2 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Good practical step wish approach.
Brian Dillon
jane Page
Good refresher
Christopher Uzokwe
Good refresher
Richard Greenway
Some useful learning points
Jake Winning