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Prenatal alcohol exposure: identification improves outcomes

2019-06-07T14:23:00+01:00By Dr Jenny Bennison

Dr Jenny Bennison summarises the SIGN guideline on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and highlights the role of primary care in identifying children who are at risk


Top tips: talking about weight

2019-02-21T12:00:00+00:00By ,

Jane Diggle and Dr Pam Brown offer 10 top tips on initiating conversations about weight and motivating people to make healthy changes


Top tips: alcohol dependency

2018-12-19T12:07:00+00:00By Dr Stephen Willott

Dr Stephen Willott provides 10 top tips for assessing alcohol dependency in primary care including how to manage patients presenting in crisis

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E-cigarettes can be a useful tool for helping smokers to quit


Louise Ross summarises the latest recommendations from NICE on stop smoking interventions and services and highlights the relevant points for primary care

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Common infections: when is the right time to prescribe an antimicrobial?

2017-10-05T11:26:00+01:00By , Sarah Alton

Sarah Alton and Professor Cliodna McNulty discuss the updated PHE guidance on managing and treating common infections and what it means for clinicians in primary care

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    Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:33 GMT

    This summary relates to families of 4–12-year-old children and young people, covering how to discuss weight, and support positive lifestyle changes.

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    Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:45 GMT

    Support your patients to manage their weight by initiating a conversation. This is a step-by-step guide to brief interventions with adults.

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    Tue, 22 May 2018 08:05 GMT

    This summary covers recommendations on encouraging smoking cessation, engaging with people who smoke, and training to support stop smoking services.