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

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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

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Top tips: community-acquired pneumonia

2018-11-01T08:48:00+00:00By Dr Sinan Eccles

Dr Sinan Eccles offers top tips for the assessment and management of adults with community-acquired pneumonia in primary care

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Top tips: early and locally advanced breast cancer

2018-09-27T08:46:00+01:00By , Dr Richard Simcock

Dr Richard Simcock and Dr Nicola Harker offer 10 top tips on early breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, based on recent recommendations and research

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

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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

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Chronic cough in adults: what’s the diagnosis?

2018-03-26T12:03:00+01:00By

Dr Jessica Garner considers some possible causes of chronic cough and describes the tests used to diagnose or eliminate a range of conditions

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Low back pain: what’s the diagnosis?

2018-01-24T14:31:00+00:00By

Dr Simon Somerville considers some possible causes of low back pain and explains that self-management is key to improved quality of life for patients

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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Parkrun and being a GP

2018-11-29T12:09:00+00:00

View from the ground, by Dr Abbie Brooks

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Being an early career GP

2018-11-01T12:56:00+00:00By Dr Caroline Begg

View from the ground, by Dr Caroline Begg

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Diagnosing Brexit

2018-09-25T08:47:00+01:00By Dr James Thambyrajah

View from the ground, by Dr James Thambyrajah

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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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

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Mechanical thrombectomy: a new treatment for stroke

2018-11-30T08:44:00+00:00By

Dr Dipankar Dutta discusses some important aspects of mechanical thrombectomy and implications for the NHS and primary care clinicians and commissioners

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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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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

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HIV: from fatal condition to chronic disease

2018-11-08T11:07:00+00:00By

Dr Toni Hazell presents an overview of HIV prevalence, testing, treatments, and other issues relevant to primary care