MSK & Chronic Pain Update Now Course with GPCPD access

Course provided by Red Whale

6 hrs cpd
Online course
6 hours of the same great teaching and learning resources you would get from a face-to-face course! With Red Whale Now you can get started on your update course straight away and have the flexibility to watch on demand at your own pace!
Our one-day update course to watch online and follow the articles on GPCPD. 6 hours teaching you can get started on straightaway and watch at your own pace. Pause, rewind and watch again for up to 12 months. MSK & Chronic Pain Update NOW is perfect for anyone wanting to get an update straightaway!

Watch the course on-demand, anytime you like for up to 12 months. Our 6-hour course is fully chapterised so you can fit around your schedule, and do as little or as much as you like at a time. MSK & Chronic Pain Update NOW is packed with engaging content that delivers learning –with varied, dynamic teaching to make the learning stick and help you get it into practice. There are links in the console to all the GPCPD articles you will need. Just like our face-to-face courses, you’ll earn 6 CPD points for attending and get lots of helpful resources to keep learning the going, including downloadable GEMS and 12 months access to our online handbook and in-consultation reference resource at

What’s covered?

Right now, it may feel like all our tools for managing pain are being thrown out at the same time as waiting lists are growing, this course aims to give you a whole new set of tools and revitalise your enjoyment of caring for patients with long term MSK conditions and chronic pain (yes really, we promise!). To do this we will:

- Share the science behind chronic pain and why if can only be in the brain.
- Explain how we can use this knowledge to reach a greater understanding and partnership with patients.
- Show you some skills to assess pain using a full range of biopsychosocial tools and how you can translate this assessment into supporting patients with self-care (yes, that’s right you don’t have to do all of this!).
- Build skills around promoting health behaviour change and patient activation.
- Look at the nitty gritty of the “bad boy” drugs opiates and gabapentinoids and how, when and whether we should be deprescribing.
- Amongst other nuggets, cover the MSK big three: back pain, osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis to make sure you are bang up to date and have lots of ideas to take back to the practice.
- Give you a reference source in the handbook that covers all things MSK!
Additional information
General Practice (GP)
Pain Management
Primary Care
General Practitioner (Locum)
General Practitioner (Partner)
General Practitioner (Salaried)
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