Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults

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This RCGP accredited resource, composed of 10 clinical cases, assesses the user’s knowledge of Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults.

Successful completion of the resource provides 1 hour of CPD delivered by Learna Ltd.



The prevalence of adult onset of growth hormone deficiency is approximately 1:10:000 of the adult population in the UK. Typically, the disorder is associated with other pituitary hormone deficiencies and is often the consequence of a pituitary tumour or its treatment. Over the last 2 decades, Growth Hormone therapy has emerged as a standard replacement therapy in hypopituitarism but not all patients benefit or indeed require therapy. Guidelines currently exist that clarify the assessment and management of adult GH deficiency.

Diagnosing and managing growth hormone deficiency is usually led by endocrinologists in the secondary care setting. However, once patients have been stabilised on therapy, these patients can be easily managed in the primary care setting. This resource of 10 assessment questions is designed to test your knowledge on diagnosing and managing growth hormone deficiency. The questions are specifically designed to test the knowledge of a healthcare professional interested in adult GH deficiency. As such, the resource covers the main areas of treating patients according to NICE guidelines.

Aims and Objectives:

On completion of this resource, you should

  • Have an improved understanding of the diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of growth hormone deficiency in adults.
  • Have a better understanding of the management and care of patients with growth hormone deficiency in adults.
  • Have an improved understanding of contraindications to prescribing growth hormone replacement.

Reading list:

NICE: Guidelines for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
British National Formulary
Society of Endocrinology