Time to complete:
1.5 hours
Date of publication:
July 2021

This is a recording of a live webinar that took place on 29 July 2021 This recording will be available to view until 29 January 2022

This two part series is presented by the South Yorkshire North Trent (SYNT) Faculty and is open to all. Physical symptoms which cannot be fully explained by biomedical abnormalities are a core component of general practice. These symptoms can come in isolation or in clusters and syndromes. They occur in association with other diseases  (e.g. fatigue following cancer treatment) and on their own (e.g. widespread pain and cognitive difficulties in fibromyalgia). Health professionals commonly, refer to these as medically unexplained symptoms.


In the first of the two webinars in this series, we will summarise recent knowledge about persistent physical symptoms from a range of perspectives. The aim will be to demonstrate that these disorders need not be “medically unexplained” and to provide GPs with knowledge that is clinically relevant.

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