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


Module summary

This case-based module uses the latest evidence to offer a comprehensive guide to the management of patients requiring LARC, as well as advice regarding the use of these methods for non-contraceptive benefits in specific patient groups.

Learning objectives

To update you on:

  • The importance of promoting LARC
  • The detailed counselling required to help women chose between LARC methods
  • Factors to consider before initiating LARC
  • The 2015 FSRH guidelines on intrauterine contraception
  • Risks and benefits of the different methods
  • Contraindications
  • Non-contraceptive benefits

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 Jenny Brotherston is a GP specialist in sexual health, women’s health and the menopause at City Healthcare Partnership, Hull.

This module has been 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
2.5 CPD hours
By showing evidence of impact you could double that to
5 CPD hours
What other GPs said after completing this module
Jorge Alegria
Jorge Alegria
Helpful and informative
Encouragement to use resources available
Carrie Ann Hicks
A great refresher on LARC
Josephine Barker
Sarah Doherty