Polycystic ovarian syndrome: a lifelong condition

Dr Anne Connolly advises on the pathophysiology of PCOS, managing short term effects and advising women with fertility concerns

1 CPD hour

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

Key questions on analgesia in palliation

Module summary
Professor Mike Bennett, consultant in palliative medicine, answers questions from Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones on the WHO analgesic ladder, adjuvant medication and self-help strategies
Learning objectives

This module discusses the latest in managing pain in palliative care patients, including:

  • Getting 'value' from the WHO analgesic ladder
  • Self-help strategies and psychological interventions
  • Initiating and adjusting opiate prescribing
  • Non-cancer palliative care prescribing

Professor Michael Bennett is a professor of palliative medicine at St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds.

Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones is a GP in Stockport, Greater Manchester

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
Several usuful points especially regarding missing out the middle rung of the analgesic ladder and general lack of indication to switch strong opiates
David Trenchard
concise, interesting: useful in making opioid management decisions
Samantha Stanbrook
Heidi Margarete Alexander
very good
Malachy Larkin
Helen Wood