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How to treat eight challenging patient groups

Module summary

GPs may face certain patients who require specific help. Experts advise on how to treat them

Learning objectives

Top tips on:

  • Dealing sensitively with vulnerable young people
  • Where to refer veterans 
  • Unique health needs of asylum seekers and refugees 
  • Obligations when treating professional drivers
Author

Dr Alan Stevenson has provided GP services to a young persons’ secure unit for 11 years and is a freelance GP in Swansea

Dr Fiona Cornish is a GP in Cambridge and a former president of the Medical Women’s Federation

Dr Jonathan Leach is a GP in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, and chair of the Armed Forces Reference Group

Dr Theresa Wozniak is a volunteer doctor at Medical Justice and a recently retired GP

Dan Kremer is a medicolegal adviser at Medical Protection

Debbie Hustings is NHS Partnership Manager Carers Guildford & Waverley CCG, Surrey. Ruth Martin, Action for Carers Surrey GP Carers Lead

Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders is a GP in Barnes and commissioner for end of life care

Date module published
02/03/2017
Module due for review
02/03/2019
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
Concise digest of challenging patient groups with useful new information about veterans, asylum seekers, professional sports people. Good list of resources.
Daryl Goodwin
18.07.2017.
helpful
Rachel Ford
15.05.2017.
Useful update
Amit Mandal
24.04.2017.
very good
Robert Nixon
27.03.2017.
Very good
Iheanyichukwu Oteh
12.04.2017.