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  1. Screening for Cushing’s Syndrome in Primary Care

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    Cushing’s syndrome is an endocrine rarity with an incidence of 1-2 per million of the population. Accurately diagnosing the condition can be very rewarding and clinically it is important so as to avoid the high morbidity and mortality. Yet, the features of Cushing’s are often multisystem and non-specific being difficult to distinguish from pseudo-Cushing’s syndrome due to obesity, alcohol excess and depression. Clinical features that help to distinguish include thin skin, ease of bruising and proximal myopathy and clinical suspicion require biochemical confirmation through appropriate screening tests. Read more

  2. Funding Assistance

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    Please note that we have a limited number of grants (£2,000 per applicant*) available for the March intake. If you wish to apply for a grant please contact us via email including a letter of recommendation from your LHB-SHA. Grants will be assigned on a first come first serve basis on accepted applications. Read more