Your practice

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

anxiety-min

Top tips: anxiety disorders

2019-04-17T11:31:00+01:00By Dr Ed Beveridge

Dr Ed Beveridge offers ten top tips on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of adults with anxiety disorders in primary care

Person at end of tunnel

Top tips: eating disorders

2019-03-28T17:25:00+00:00By Dr Dominique Thompson

Dr Dominique Thompson offers 10 top tips for general practice on the role of GPs in managing eating disorders, including signs to look out for, the right questions to ask, and the need for referral without delay

Scales

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

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

Breast abscess

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

Molloscum contagiosum

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

Figure 3 Bacterial conjunctivitis

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

Doctor with laptop and notes_resized_AS

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

feedback

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

merriman honor

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

An image of a doctor writing notes.

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

Musgrave_Chris_web

The joys of working in a small rural practice

2019-03-22T14:19:00+00:00By Dr Chris Musgrave

I had a great day at work today. I am a GP. Yes, you have read that correctly.

GRIFFITHS_Jonathan-online

Fewer strings, more resources, better outcomes

2019-02-27T11:11:00+00:00By Dr Jonathan Griffiths

It is good to see that the NHS Long Term Plan1 recognises the importance of general practice and community care. Surely just the phrase, ‘We will boost out-of-hospital care’ must be music to the ears of GPs up and down the country? Right? Maybe.

Photo of Dr Heather Ryan

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

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

Doctor making notes 425x282

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

Sood meena

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

lockley john

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

Medico-legal image 1

Covert medication: decisions must follow the law and NICE guidance

2019-02-20T16:39:00+00:00By

Dr Maria Dyban offers an overview of the law on covert medication and suggests some practical steps for considering the issues

dyban maria

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

dyban maria

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

Latest expert articles

Respiratory tract visualisation resized_AS

Key learning points: uncontrolled and severe asthma

2019-04-17T11:31:00+01:00By Dr Mark L Levy

Dr Mark L Levy presents five key learning points to help GPs diagnose and manage patients with difficult-to-treat and severe asthma and identify those who need referral to specialist care

anxiety-min

Top tips: anxiety disorders

2019-04-17T11:31:00+01:00By Dr Ed Beveridge

Dr Ed Beveridge offers ten top tips on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of adults with anxiety disorders in primary care

Healthcare-abstract

How did pharmacists become prescribers?

2019-04-17T11:31:00+01:00By Muhammad Siddiqur Rahman

Muhammad Siddiqur Rahman describes how clinical pharmacists became involved in prescribing and how their skills are increasingly being used in general practice

Vertebral trabecular bone

Key learning points: physical activity in osteoporosis

2019-04-17T10:58:00+01:00By Sarah Leyland, Virginia Wakefield, and Dr Zoe Paskins

Sarah Leyland, Virginia Wakefield, and Dr Zoe Paskins highlight six essential points from the Royal Osteoporosis Society guidance on physical activity and exercise for people with osteoporosis

Person at end of tunnel

Top tips: eating disorders

2019-03-28T17:25:00+00:00By Dr Dominique Thompson

Dr Dominique Thompson offers 10 top tips for general practice on the role of GPs in managing eating disorders, including signs to look out for, the right questions to ask, and the need for referral without delay