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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: lung cancer

2019-10-11T15:48:00+01:00By Dr Anthony Cunliffe, Dr Richard Simcock

Dr Anthony Cunliffe and Dr Richard Simcock share 10 top tips for primary care on the diagnosis and management of patients with lung cancer

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Top tips: supporting the patient who self-harms

2019-07-19T14:47:00+01:00By Dr Dominique Thompson

Dr Dominique Thompson provides 10 top tips on recognising self-harm and how to help reduce the risks of further self-harm or suicide

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Top tips: sexually transmitted infections (part 2)


Dr Toni Hazell completes her two-part series on managing STIs in primary care, focusing on best practice tips for non-chlamydia STIs

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

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Skin lesions: what’s the diagnosis?


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

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Breast pain: what’s the diagnosis?


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?


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

Practical advice to help you with your preparation for your appraisal

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Top tips: preparing for appraisal and revalidation


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

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Being a reflective practitioner


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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Key learning points: GP revalidation guidance

2018-08-16T08:17:00+01:00By Dr Honor Merriman

Dr Honor Merriman highlights five things GPs need to know about the updated requirements for supporting information for appraisal and revalidation

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Guidelines Live 2019

Be part of the UK’s largest clinical guidance event

2019-07-10T08:48:00+01:00By Guidelines Live

Book your tickets to Guidelines Live, where expert speakers will share their knowledge and answer your questions and exhibitors communicate the latest innovations in healthcare

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Guidelines Live—what's it all about?

2019-04-17T10:16:00+01:00By Valerie Benfield

Valerie Benfield, Guidelines Live event organiser, answers questions about MGP’s 2-day conference on clinical guidance and best practice

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

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Reflective template


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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Being a portfolio GP


View from the ground, by Dr Toni Hazell

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The junior doctor contract: a trainee’s perspective

2019-07-18T15:57:00+01:00By Dr Sarah Merrifield

The junior doctor strikes in 2016 over the new contract brought disruption to many. Like many of my colleagues I participated in what seemed like endless social media activity, protests, and letter writing. Like many, I also became disillusioned with the fight over time. The amount of energy expended seemed ...

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If the shoe were on the other foot

2019-07-10T08:45:00+01:00By Dr Sarah Merrifield

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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


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

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

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Covert medication: decisions must follow the law and NICE guidance


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

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Confidentiality guidance covers a wide range of scenarios


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


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

Latest expert articles

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Key learning points: NICE chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


Dr Karen Sennett highlights key learning points for primary care from the updated NICE guideline on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

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Top tips: lung cancer

2019-10-11T15:48:00+01:00By Dr Anthony Cunliffe, Dr Richard Simcock

Dr Anthony Cunliffe and Dr Richard Simcock share 10 top tips for primary care on the diagnosis and management of patients with lung cancer

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Key learning points: NICE prostate cancer

2019-09-29T09:03:00+01:00By Dr Sadaf Haque

Dr Sadaf Haque picks out five key learning points from the updated NICE prostate cancer guideline that are relevant to primary care

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The new BSG guideline on inflammatory bowel disease and the role of the GP


Dr Kevin Barrett reviews the 2019 inflammatory bowel disease guideline from the British Society of Gastroenterology, and distils essential information for primary care

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Key learning points: diabetes in older people with frailty

2019-09-20T08:17:00+01:00By Professor Alan Sinclair

Professor Alan Sinclair explains how care should be personalised and targets adapted for older people with diabetes, including an assessment of frailty