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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: 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

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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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Top tips: cancer immunotherapy

2018-12-06T09:04:00+00:00By , Dr Anna Olsson-Brown

Dr Anna Olsson-Brown and Dr Nicola Harker offers 10 top tips on the novel use of immunotherapies in cancer treatment

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

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Breast pain: what’s the diagnosis?

2019-01-29T16:05:00+00:00By

Dr Toni Hazell uses case studies to explore three possible causes of breast pain (mastalgia) and how each condition should be managed in primary care

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Rashes in children: what’s the diagnosis?

2018-12-19T12:06:00+00:00By

Dr Jennifer Parkhouse unravels four case studies covering several diagnoses of childhood rashes and explains how each condition should be managed in primary care

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Red eye: what’s the diagnosis?

2018-11-15T10:15:00+00:00By , Mr Ajai Tyagi

Dr Neelima Sibal and Mr Ajai Tyagi present a range of patient case studies that illustrate different causes of red eye and suitable treatment options

Practical advice to help you with your preparation for your appraisal

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Being a reflective practitioner

2018-11-22T09:00:00+00:00By

Dr Honor Merriman explores recent guidance on reflective practice for practitioners and students and how this supports learning and patient care

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Learning from a complaint: advice for individuals and organisations

2018-06-28T10:12:00+01:00By

Dr Honor Merriman outlines procedures and approaches for responses to patient complaints and recent guidance on recording notes about complaints for appraisal portfolios

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Revalidation: how to record reflective notes

2017-05-11T14:38:00+01:00By

Dr Honor Merriman discusses the revalidation process for doctors and nurses, and offers tips on making effective reflective notes

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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Straight in at the deep end

2019-01-28T12:26:00+00:00By Dr Heather Ryan

Dr Heather Ryan writes about the challenges she faced when she made the bold move from GP training straight to GP partnership

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It’s OK to not be OK

2018-12-05T14:42:00+00:00By Tamsyn Crane

Tamsyn Crane explains how her experiences have affected her mental health, and why self-care is vital to being a healthy healthcare professional.

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Parkrun and being a GP

2018-11-29T12:09:00+00:00By Dr Abbie Brooks

Dr Abbie Brooks writes about getting involved with her local parkrun, and the many benefits of taking part—for patients and practitioners alike.

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

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Does caring mean sharing?

2017-07-20T10:22:00+01:00

Dr Meena Sood describes an innovative feature of the GP practice system and how effective use can help patients who need it most

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K.I.S.S:* goodbye to unnecessary work

2017-06-22T15:43:00+01:00

Dr John Lockley identifies key areas for streamlining management processes and supporting your staff

Articles on medico-legal issues such as patient confidentiality and consent

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Confidentiality guidance covers a wide range of scenarios

2017-10-19T07:34:00+01:00By

Dr Maria Dyban visits some important aspects of GMC 2017 confidentiality guidance and highlights resources available to help with both familiar and challenging situations

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All healthcare staff have a duty of confidentiality

2015-07-01T00:00:00+01:00By

Dr Maria Dyban summarises guidance on patient confidentiality and explores situations where information may or may not be shared

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Patients who may lack capacity need careful assessment

2014-11-01T00:00:00+00:00By

Dr Maria Dyban summarises important aspects of law and guidance for practitioners regarding patients who may be unable or less able to consent to treatment

Latest expert articles

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Type 2 diabetes: the role of the practice pharmacist

2019-02-22T13:58:00+00:00

Muhammad Siddiqur Rahman highlights the integral role of practice-based pharmacists in managing type 2 diabetes

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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

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GOLD 2019 report: a step towards personalised medicine

2019-02-21T09:14:00+00:00By

Professor David Halpin provides an overview of new recommendations in the latest revision to the GOLD COPD strategy

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Breast pain: what’s the diagnosis?

2019-01-29T16:05:00+00:00By

Dr Toni Hazell uses case studies to explore three possible causes of breast pain (mastalgia) and how each condition should be managed in primary care

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Urinary tract infections: when is it appropriate to prescribe an antibiotic?

2019-01-29T10:44:00+00:00By , Rosalie Allison

Rosalie Allison and Professor Cliodna McNulty discuss the new PHE recommendations on UTIs and how the guidance supports responsible antimicrobial prescribing