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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: preparing for appraisal and revalidation

2019-05-22T14:48:00+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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Top tips: sexually transmitted infections (part 1)

2019-05-08T10:04:00+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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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Let’s talk co-sleeping

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

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Giving feedback some feedback

2019-04-18T11:16:00+01:00By Dr Sarah Merrifield

View from the ground, by Dr Sarah Merrifield

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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.

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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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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Prenatal alcohol exposure: identification improves outcomes

2019-06-07T14:23:00+01:00By Dr Jenny Bennison

Dr Jenny Bennison summarises the SIGN guideline on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and highlights the role of primary care in identifying children who are at risk

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Type 2 diabetes: targets and treatments should be person-centred

2019-05-31T09:13:00+01:00By Dr Clare Hambling and Dr Patrick Holmes

Dr Clare Hambling and Dr Patrick Holmes highlight the key recommendations from the joint ADA/EASD consensus report on the management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes

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Top tips: preparing for appraisal and revalidation

2019-05-22T14:48:00+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

Doctor examining the urine in laboratory, closeup

Top tips: sexually transmitted infections (part 1)

2019-05-08T10:04:00+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

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How did pharmacists become prescribers?

2019-04-20T11:31:00+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


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