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Supporting primary care and clinical commissioners with keeping up to date with clinical guidance and implementing best practice

Evidence-based, practical tips to help you to quickly update your knowledge in a range of clinical areas

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Top tips: colorectal cancer

2020-06-18T11:55:00+01:00By Dr Richard Roope

Dr Richard Roope provides top tips for GPs about identifying possible colorectal cancer and supporting patients to reduce risk and achieve the best outcomes

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Top tips: death certification and COVID-19

2020-05-22T15:36:00+01:00By

Dr Toni Hazell offers top tips on important changes to death certification procedures in England and Wales that have arisen during the coronavirus pandemic

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Top tips: phone triage and remote consultations

2020-04-17T13:32:00+01:00By

Dr Toni Hazell offers top tips for triaging patients by phone and what to consider when setting up remote consultations

Case-based scenarios to help you with your diagnosis of a range of clinical conditions based on common symptoms

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Unintended weight loss: what’s the diagnosis?

2020-01-06T10:12:00+00:00By Dr Sonya Jey

Dr Sonya Jey explains the importance of considering and excluding sinister causes of unintentional weight loss and explores some clinical scenarios in which unintentional weight loss is a feature

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Skin lesions: what’s the diagnosis?

2019-07-30T16:06:00+01:00By

Dr James Thambyrajah uses case studies to illustrate four different types of skin lesion and describes how each condition should be managed in primary care

Practical advice to help you with your preparation for your appraisal

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Appraisal and revalidation in the era of COVID-19

2020-07-09T08:51:00+01:00By

Dr Honor Merriman discusses the suspension of the appraisal process at a time when reflection and peer support are crucial

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GP burnout: how much of a threat is it to doctors and their patients?

2020-01-17T12:05:00+00:00By

Dr Honor Merriman explores how to help GPs before they reach burnout and provides practical steps for supporting colleagues and improving morale

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Top tips: preparing for appraisal and revalidation

2019-05-08T14:48:00+01:00By

Dr Honor Merriman provides 10 top tips on how GPs can ensure they are ready for their appraisal, and how to get the most out of it

Guidelines Live

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Guidelines Live returns on 17–18 November 2020

2020-06-23T15:27:00+01:00By Guidelines Live

Book your place at Guidelines Live to update your knowledge on the latest clinical guidance and learn how to implement guidance during and after the COVID-19 era

A useful template to help you reflect on Guidelines in Practice articles for your revalidation

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Reflective template

2018-06-25T09:32:00+01:00By

This reflective template is designed to help you reflect on your learning after reading a Guidelines in Practice article.

Short, personal anecdotes from your fellow professionals

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The yin and yang of COVID-19

2020-06-18T12:29:00+01:00By Dr Gail Allsopp

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Medical education in the pandemic

2020-05-26T16:11:00+01:00By Dr Emily Tyer and Dr Safian Younas

View from the ground, by Dr Emily Tyer and Dr Safian Younas

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Coronavirus: I am scared

2020-04-30T07:31:00+01:00

View from the ground, by Dr Sandesh Gulhane

Simple, practical tips on how to improve your and your practice’s efficiency

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Bid writing in general practice: how to win a losing battle

2018-10-25T09:12:00+01:00By

Dr Satpal Shekhawat explores the business development challenges faced by primary care clinicians, and the steps necessary to overcome them

Latest expert articles

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Appraisal and revalidation in the era of COVID-19

2020-07-09T08:51:00+01:00By

Dr Honor Merriman discusses the suspension of the appraisal process at a time when reflection and peer support are crucial

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COVID-19 respiratory guidelines: implications for primary care

2020-06-18T12:34:00+01:00By Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones

Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones highlights common themes and important considerations from NICE COVID-19 rapid guidelines on severe asthma, pneumonia, and COPD

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Infective skin conditions: when is it appropriate to prescribe an antibiotic?

2020-06-18T12:25:00+01:00By Dr Caroline Ward

Dr Caroline Ward summarises updated NICE guidance on assessing and prescribing for impetigo, cellulitis and erysipelas, leg ulcer infection, and diabetic foot infections in primary care

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Diagnose and treat pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in diabetes

2020-06-18T12:03:00+01:00By Dr Kate Millar and Professor Michael Cummings

Dr Kate Millar and Professor Michael Cummings present a summary of guidance that aims to help practitioners to identify and manage pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in people with diabetes

Colorectal cancer

Top tips: colorectal cancer

2020-06-18T11:55:00+01:00By Dr Richard Roope

Dr Richard Roope provides top tips for GPs about identifying possible colorectal cancer and supporting patients to reduce risk and achieve the best outcomes