First Royal College of GPs eLearning course on antiphospholipid syndrome is now available
We are pleased to let you know that the first Royal College of GPs eLearning course on antiphospholipid syndrome is now available. The online training course can be accessed by healthcare professionals, medical trainees and students throughout the UK from the following link:
The charity funded the course which was developed by General Practitioners (GPs) working with our APS experts, under the guidance of the Royal College. The RCGP will host the course on their website for two years until March 2019. It takes 30 minutes to complete, is free to register and 0.5 Continuing Professional Developments points will be awarded on successful completion.
We already knew that, on average, it takes three years for someone to be diagnosed with APS but the results of a GP Awareness survey last year established that we initially need to focus on GP education. Also, we simply had to listen when 99% of the participants said it was important for our charity to raise awareness of APS to GPs!
Being a GP in today’s NHS is not an easy task, appointment times are short, demand is very high and there has been an extraordinary growth in medical knowledge. We know that many of our patients have experienced difficulties in gaining a diagnosis or receiving treatment, and believe this online training course will really help raise awareness of APS in primary care.