Key questions on infections in pregnancy

Dr Jessica Garner, clinical fellow in obstetrics and gynaecology and Miss Maryam Parisaei, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, on investigating rash in pregnant women, managing chicken pox in pregnancy and travel advice for zika virus.

1.5 CPD hours

Key questions on atrial fibrillation

Dr John Dean, consultant cardiologist, on identifying patients with AF, personalised care and manging patients who are persistently unwell despite treatment

1 CPD hour

Case by case: visual loss

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Mr Ramu Muniraju with cases on posterior vitreous detachment, diabetic retinopathy and when to refer urgently to secondary care

1.5 CPD hours
Case-Based Learning

Guideline debrief: neuropathic pain

Module summary

This interactive, case-based learning module covers the GP-relevant sections of the November 2013 NICE guidance on the pharmacological management of neuropathic pain in adults in non-specialist settings.

Learning objectives

To improve your understanding of the NICE guidance on neuropathic pain, including:

  • First-line options for neuropathic pain
  • How management of specific neuropathic pain syndromes differ
  • Second-line options- whether to add or switch
  • Topical treatments recommended for patients who cannot tolerate oral therapies
  • Changes in the recommendations on tramadol

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 Johanna Theron is a GPSI in community chronic pain at Kent Community NHS  Health Trust.

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
Excellent quick update of therapeutic management of Neuropathic pains in the primary care.
Nadaraja Navaneetharaja
Susan Lumb
Very useful and informative
Ajaz Ahmed
Very useful
Dr Christopher Uwagboe