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Key questions on constipation (1.5 CPD hours)

GP Dr David Lewis, a clinical assistant in gastroenterology, answers GP Dr James Kennedy's questions on red flags, opioid-induced constipation and treating children.

Learning objectives

This module will give GPs a detailed overview into dealing with constipation in primary care, including:

  • Assessing patients with constipation effectively
  • Spotting the important red flag symptoms
  • Prescribing laxatives safely, plus other useful medication
  • Managing constipation in children

This module will be free for all registered members of Pulse Learning until 1 February 2012.


Dr David Lewis is a GP in Liverpool and a clinical assistant in gastroenterology

Dr James Kennedy is a GP in Belfast

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