GP revalidation and appraisals are among the many aspects of practice that have been required to adapt to new ways of working during the pandemic. This month, Dr Honor Merriman looks at how the process has altered, and provides insight about whether these changes have been beneficial. One difference relates to the requirement for GPs to collect a specified number of continuing professional development (CPD) credits; now, a more flexible approach allows consideration of the most effective ways to update knowledge, with reflection on competence and performance encouraged.

Guidelines in Practice’s focus on CPD facilitates this, allowing you to boost your understanding and knowledge. Every month, each of our expert articles provides CPD opportunities, either in the form of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) or patient scenarios, or in a reflective template that can be used to consider and incorporate new learning. In this issue, Debra Holloway presents four case studies on how to investigate and manage patients with heavy menstrual bleeding.

To help you meet your CPD requirements, MCQs related to the article are also available. For the remaining expert articles in this issue—on iron deficiency anaemia and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease—a reflective template is available to help you to consider the insights gained from each article.

The broad range of clinical content presented annually at Guidelines Live provides further opportunities for development and learning, and for meeting revalidation requirements. Starting this month, a new column in Guidelines in Practice will showcase the clinical streams that will feature at the 2022 event, which takes place at ExCeL London on 22–23 November. This will be updated monthly as new sessions are confirmed.

Our aim is to support your continuing education—while also covering the issues that are central to your daily practice—in 2022 and beyond. As always, we are keen to receive your feedback. If you have any comments related to our CPD, or suggestions for topics that you would like to see covered in Guidelines in Practice, please get in touch via the email address below.

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