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1.5 CPD hours

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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

Key questions on osteoporosis

Module summary

Consultant Dr Terry Aspray answers Dr David Russell’s questions on FRAX and  QFracture, and the role of vitamin D.

Learning objectives

This module will update you on:

  • Investigating patients who have a 'wedge fracture' on an X-ray of their spine
  • Using FRAX and the QFracture tool
  • Medications associated with osteoporosis
  • How to treat osteopaenia 
  • Vitamin D

Dr Terry Aspray is a consultant in metabolic bone disease at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and lead for the metabolic bone unit at the Freeman Hospital.

Dr David Russell is a GP in Darlington, County Durham.

Date module published
Module due for review
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
Anne Linley-Adams
comprehensive and relevant and useful
Kathlyn Hedley
The module is useful in my line of practice. As an orthopaedic doctor, 60% 0f my patients are 50 years old above. Knowledge of risk factors and associated investigation in this group are paramount. Also knowing adverse effect of therapy and the alternative therapies is very important.
Chike Ohiagbaji
The guidelines of osteoporosis is summarised well. However it would have been more interesting if it was case based.
Ammarah Hussain
Good review for the momemt
Colin Turner