Case by case: back pain

Dr Adam Woo on red flags for spinal pathology, managing medications for back pain and screening tools for primary care

1.5 CPD hours

Ten ways to tempt trainees or new GPs into partnership

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

10 steps to improve patient safety in your practice

Module summary

Dr Jennifer Cooper and colleagues present ways for every GP practice to improve patient safety

Learning objectives

This module will update you on how to improve patient safety in your practice, including:

  • Identifying incidences of harm
  • Reviewing key communication areas
  • Being aware of possible harm that may occur around the time of discharge from secondary care
  • Ensuring documentation is completetd and updated in a timely manner

Dr Jennifer Cooper, Dr Sabiha Banu Denizeri, Dr Huw Williams, Dr Alison Cooper, Professor Adrian Edwards and Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens are researchers in the primary care patient safety research group, Cardiff University

Acknowledgement: Dr Sabiha Banu Denizeri’s contributions to the article have been supported by the British Council Newton Fund

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
Anangoor Suresh
Excellent module which set out clearly the areas where patient safety can be compromised and lists excellent links to further reading
Murray Wilson
Practical and helpful
Amit Mandal
very useful
Kim Langer
Fair some good links to audit tools and suggestions
Marie Williams