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Managing a Patient with Hyperthyroidism in Primary Care course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

This session describes the causes, initial investigation and treatment options for patients who present to a general practitioner with hyperthyroidism.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in February 2020.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the natural history of Graves’ disease
  • Differentiate the causes of hyperthyroidism
  • Describe the two commonly used medications to treat hyperthyroidism
  • Describe when to refer patients to secondary care
  • Recognise the implications and complications of radioactive iodine treatment

In Europe, thyrotoxicosis affects around 1 in 2,000 people annually.

This session covers the causes, initial investigation and treatment options for patients who present with hyperthyroidism.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Simon Page,
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist

Simon Page has been a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust since 1995. He graduated from Bristol Medical School in 1982 and completed his MD thesis studying human thyroid cell cultures at St George’s Hospital in London.

Delivery
Title
Managing a Patient with Hyperthyroidism in Primary Care course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Community and Primary Health Care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.17b_04
Access Duration (in months)
12
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