First5® CPD Meeting Resources

In a First5® survey, more than 50% of respondents were in a continuing professional development (CPD) group but many found it difficult to structure the sessions and record learning for their annual appraisal. The First5® CPD group online learning modules hope to support First5® CPD groups to undertake a two hour learning session.

We also hope these resources will be useful to all GPs to contribute to CPD for appraisal and revalidation.

This resource was developed with support from an educational grant from the MPS.

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End of life care is an essential marker of quality within general practice. By understanding the trajectories of conditions, working alongside patients, relatives and the multi-disciplinary community, primary and secondary care services GPs can help patients to die with dignity and relieve pain and suffering.

This session looks at the role of GPs in identifying, supporting and working with patients who require end-of-life care.

This resource was developed with support from an educational grant from the Medical Protection Society.

Start First5 CPD Meeting Pack: End of Life Care

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Time to complete this course: 2 hours
Date of publication: July 2014

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Heart failure is an important public health problem affecting an estimated 90 000 people in the UK. making a timely diagnosis is crucial to allow patients to benefit from evidence based treatments. This sessions looks at guidelines around heart failure diagnosis and uses cases from group members own practices to facilitate discussion around 'real life' scenarios and current local processes.

This resource was developed with support from an educational grant from MPS.

This course is FREE to RCGP members and Associates in Training. If you are non-member, you can purchase it on the RCGP website

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Start First5® CPD Meeting Pack: Heart Failure

Time to complete this course: 2 hours
Date of publication: March 2013

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Opiates are potent, effective analgesics used to relieve acute and chronic pain in many different situations, however long term use can result in tolerance and dependence, factors which make them liable to misuse. Patients may also experience adverse effects with opiate use so they must be prescribed with caution and monitored regularly.

Opiates are classed as ‘controlled drugs’ and are divided into five 'schedules' corresponding to their therapeutic usefulness and misuse potential. Legal controls apply to their manufacture, supply and possession. 

This course looks at the safe, effective and legal prescribing of opiates with examples from clinical practice.

This resource was developed with an educational grant from the Medical Protection Society (MPS).

This course is FREE to RCGP members and Associates in Training. If you are non-member, you can purchase it on the RCGP website


Start First5® CPD Meeting Pack: Opiate Prescribing: Patient Safety and Quality of Care

Time to complete this course: 2 hours
Date of publication: May 2014

Complaints

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Complaints are part of a jigsaw of information that can be used to ‘share and learn lessons’. Complaints should be seen in a positive light as they not only help to facilitate quality improvement but also to notify you of when things go well. This session looks at the reasons and mechanisms for handling a complaint well.

This resource was developed with support from an educational grant from MPS.

This course is FREE to RCGP members and Associates in Training. If you are non-member, you can purchase it on the RCGP website


Start First5® CPD Meeting Pack: Why Complaints are Important

Time to complete this course: 2 hours
Date of publication: February 2014