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Key learning points: NICE stroke and TIA


Dr Ivan Benett identifies five key learnings for primary care from the new NICE guideline on stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

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Hypertension: the role of the practice pharmacist


Muhammad Siddiqur Rahman explores how pharmacists can help adults with hypertension meet their blood pressure targets and optimise their medication

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Cardiac arrhythmia: risk factors for heart disease need to be addressed


Dr Alan Begg summarises recommendations in SIGN’s latest guidance on cardiac arrhythmias that are relevant to primary care and highlights some major advances in treatment

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Key learning points: NICE chronic heart failure

2018-12-14T10:57:00+00:00By , Dr Jim Moore

Dr Clare Taylor and Dr Jim Moore highlight five key learning points to take away from the updated NICE guideline on chronic heart failure in adults


Mechanical thrombectomy: a new treatment for stroke


Dr Dipankar Dutta discusses some important aspects of mechanical thrombectomy and implications for the NHS and primary care clinicians and commissioners

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Educational resources

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Management of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

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Implementing the ADA and EASD 2018 consensus report: management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes

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Guidelines summaries

  • NICE hypertension guideline

    Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:38 GMT

    A brief guide on the diagnosis and management of hypertension, includes visual summaries on treatment and choice of antihypertensive drug.

  • NICE stroke and TIA guideline

    Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:25 GMT

    This concise summary covers the rapid recognition of symptoms and diagnosis of stroke and transient ischaemic attack.

  • NICE hypertension in pregnancy guideline

    Tue, 23 Jul 2019 13:35 GMT

    This summary covers the diagnosis and management of hypertension during pregnancy, labour, and birth.

  • SIGN cardiac arrhythmias guideline

    Tue, 16 Apr 2019 12:00 GMT

    Read the latest recommendations on the management of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias in acute coronary syndrome, coronary heart disease, and left-ventricular dysfunction as well as arrhythmias associated with cardiac arrest and coronary artery bypass graft.

  • Stable peripheral arterial disease guideline

    Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:50 GMT

    This guideline was developed by a multidisciplinary expert panel: Begg A et al with the support of a grant from Bayer plc.