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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: vaccination myth-busting

2019-12-12T12:15:00+00:00By

Dr Toni Hazell offers 10 top tips about how best to manage scepticism toward vaccination and improve uptake of vaccines

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Top tips: getting started with dermoscopy

2019-11-08T09:29:00+00:00By

Dr Kash Bhatti provides 10 top tips for GPs who want to get started with dermoscopy and diagnose benign skin lesions with confidence

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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

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

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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

Practical advice to help you with your preparation for your appraisal

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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

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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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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

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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No need to be a hero

2019-12-06T12:02:00+00:00By Dr Richard Crane

As I write this I am lying in bed feeling awful. Awful as in ill and awful as in guilty, in equal measure. I’m feeling ill because I have gastroenteritis and guilty because it is Monday morning and I should be at work. I should be tackling the post-weekend triage ...

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Appreciating our colleagues

2019-11-21T16:11:00+00:00By Dr Zoe Norris

I have been musing about how we can get better at retaining staff in primary care; this has largely been because I have found myself as the clinical director of my local primary care network. Now that the dust has settled around filling in various forms, signing agreements, and working ...

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Patient creativity

2019-11-06T15:40:00+00:00By Dr Kim Grant

I don’t think you would disagree that life as a GP can feel pretty time-constrained, pressured, and exhausting, so to lighten the mood I thought I might share some amusing anecdotes on patient creativity.

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

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

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

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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

Latest expert articles

A stressed male doctor with his head on his hands behind a pile of work.

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

Weighing scales zero

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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Frailty and malnutrition: the role of the practice pharmacist

2019-12-27T12:13:00+00:00By Shailen Rao and Samantha Cudby

Shailen Rao and Samantha Cudby explain the role of the practice pharmacist in supporting the management of malnutrition in frail older people in primary care

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Key learning points: NICE community-acquired pneumonia

2019-12-20T15:26:00+00:00By Dr Caroline Ward

Dr Caroline Ward highlights four key learning points from the 2019 NICE guideline on antimicrobial prescribing in community-acquired pneumonia

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Top tips: vaccination myth-busting

2019-12-12T12:15:00+00:00By

Dr Toni Hazell offers 10 top tips about how best to manage scepticism toward vaccination and improve uptake of vaccines