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Prescribing Thyroxine 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 will discuss the initiation of thyroxine for the management of primary and secondary thyroid failure, together with appropriate recommendations for monitoring stable patients.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in July 2019.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compare the common causes of hypothyroidism and their clinical presentation
  • Describe how to start thyroxine in newly diagnosed patients, including initial dosing strategies
  • Describe the frequency with which thyroid functions need to be monitored during follow up
  • Explain the common issues around concordance with thyroxine

In a newly diagnosed patient with confirmed hypothyroidism, initiation of thyroxine therapy is required with subsequent tailoring of the dose to restore thyroid function tests to normal.


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
Prescribing Thyroxine 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_03
Access Duration (in months)
12
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