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This CPD activity consists of 5 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) designed to test your knowledge on venous thromboembolism in primary care—you will then be prompted to reflect on your learning.

The questions, written by Dr Alan Begg (GP and Chair of the SIGN stable angina guideline development group) relate to his expert article, Practical implementation tips: venous thromboembolism, which provides ten top tips on the diagnosis, assessment, and management of thromboembolic disease in primary care.

On completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • discuss the symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • explain how to evaluate the clinical probability of a DVT or PE
  • recall what investigations can be performed to confirm a diagnosis.