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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: 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)

2019-06-21T16:06:00+01:00By

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

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Top tips: sexually transmitted infections (part 1)

2019-05-15T10:04:00+01:00By

Dr Toni Hazell provides 10 top tips on sexually transmitted infections—part one of this two-part series covers general history taking, with a focus on chlamydia

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?

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

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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

Practical advice to help you with your preparation for your appraisal

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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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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

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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The junior doctor contract: a trainee’s perspective

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

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If the shoe were on the other foot

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

View from the ground, by Dr Sarah Merrifield

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Let’s talk co-sleeping

2019-05-23T10:26:00+01:00By Tamsyn Crane

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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

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

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Key learning points: NICE stroke and TIA

2019-08-14T10:21:00+01:00By

Dr Ivan Benett identifies five key learnings for primary care from the new NICE guideline on stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

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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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New standards for IBD aim to improve patient experience and outcomes

2019-07-27T14:46:00+01:00By , Jackie Glatter

Dr Kevin Barrett and Jackie Glatter discuss how the new IBD Standards encourage a patient-centred framework for safe, consistent, high quality, personalised care

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Hypertension: the role of the practice pharmacist

2019-07-26T15:01:00+01:00By Muhammad Siddiqur Rahman

Muhammad Siddiqur Rahman explores how pharmacists can help adults with hypertension meet their blood pressure targets and optimise their medication

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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