Online Learning for GPs

Below are listed online CPD modules which are useful to the GP wishing to learn more about infant feeding and postnatal care.

Where educational resources and events are developed or sponsored by industry the clinician should be mindful of the possibility of bias. GPIFN aims to signpost to independent information and educational resources wherever possible.

The Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative: e-Learning Course for GPs (RCGP Accredited) One hour module covering the basics of lactation, breastfeeding support issues and how to manage breastfeeding challenges. [Access to this module is due to expire in 2017, but current users can contact Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative via the link above if there are problems]

e-Learning for Healthcare: Healthy Child Programme A series of e-learning modules available freely to healthcare professionals with an email account. Modules 6 and 8 address infant feeding, growth and nutrition.

The Breastfeeding Network: e-Learning Package for GPs An e-learning package developed by The Breastfeeding Network to meet Baby Friendly standards. It is delivered on a CD with a course book and other useful resources to use in practice.

BMJ CPD/CME module: Managing Common Breastfeeding Problems in the Community Covers common problems including milk supply issues and causes of breastfeeding pain, authored by doctor of medicine and IBCLC Dr Lisa Amir.  Access to the article without the CPD element is here (with thanks to Dr Amir).

NHS Education Scotland: Medicines & Mothers- Challenges in Breastfeeding An e-learning resource from NHS Education for Scotland designed for healthcare professionals involved in the care of breastfeeding mothers. It includes information on medicines use in breastfeeding and provides an overview of breastfeeding for healthcare professionals.

Why Milk Matters: iLactation Webinar by Maureen Minchin A webinar of just over one hour delivered by Maureen Minchin author of ‘Milk Matters’.

e-Learning for Healthcare: Perinatal Mental Health An e-learning package accredited by the RCGP for healthcare professionals on issues relating to Perinatal Mental Health.

Babies in Mind Online Learning Free Infant Mental Health online course produced by the University of Warwick, hosted by FutureLearn.

RCPCH: Palate Examination – Identification of Cleft Palate in the Newborn- Best Practice Guide  Developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this NICE accredited evidence-based best practice guide provides recommendations on optimal examination of the newborn palate during the routine examination to ensure early detection of a cleft palate. The page includes links to e-learning and information for parents.

Published April 2017, Updated June 11th 2018