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

Ten ways GPs can pass the baton

Module summary

Dr Matt Burkes and Dr Michael Banna advise on areas of work that GPs can hand over and who to give them to.

Learning objectives

This module will update you on: 

  • Arranging staff for home visits
  • Saving time on collating QOF data
  • Getting admin staff to run audits 


After reading this article you will be asked to record your learning points and some action points to earn a suggested 1 CPD credit. Below are some suggested questions to reflect on as you work through the module: 

  • What is your visit workload? How many visits could be delegated to other staff eg community nurse?
  • Have you considered the role a pharmacist might play in your practice? Should you discuss with your colleagues whether to apply to get involved in the ‘Clinical Pharmacists in General Practice’ pilot?
  • Have you audited or analysed your repeat prescribing system recently? Could more of the work be delegated to administrative staff?
  • Should you adopt a policy of asking patients to chase up their own hospital appointments/queries? How can you effectively promote/publicise this?
  • Should you consider an analysis of other admin workload to explore what else might be delegated eg QOF, summarising and coding, audits and so on.

Dr Matt Burkes is a GP in Chichester and Dr Michael Banna is a GP in Bognor Regis, West Sussex

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
Very helpful
Anita Pereira
Mark Kaplan
No QOF in Scotland!
Raul Mascarenhas
Very good.
Alec Goldin
Jonathan Robinson