Skin rashes – red flag symptoms
Dr Anish Kotecha highlights red flag symptoms associated with presentations of rash, and lists possible causes to consider. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - January 15, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Red flag symptoms Source Type: news

GP training: How to master the ten-minute consultation
Dr Patrice Baptiste offers some tips for GP trainees on conducting consultations within ten minutes. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - January 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP training Source Type: news

How to discuss weight loss with patients and provide ongoing support
Health coach Zaytun Ratansi offers advice on how GPs can raise the issue of weight loss with patients and explains the importance of ongoing support to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: 5 Healthy People Source Type: news

Practical advice for GPs on prescribing HRT
Dr Louise Newson will be speaking on prescribing HRT at the RCGP annual conference in Liverpool this week. Below she provides an overview of the benefits of HRT and practical tips to help GPs prescribe appropriately. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - October 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Menopausal and HRT Source Type: news

Palpitations - red flag symptoms
What are the red flag symptoms to look out for when patients present with palpitations? Refresh your knowledge with a quick guide updated by Dr Anish Kotecha. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - October 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Red flag symptoms Source Type: news

Oedema - red flag symptoms
Red flag symptoms to be aware of when a patient presents with pitting or non-pitting oedema in primary care. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - September 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Red flag symptoms Source Type: news

Medico-legal: Advice on prescribing opioids
The MDU's Dr Ellie Mein advises on how to avoid the medico-legal risks associated with opioid prescribing. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - August 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pain Source Type: news

Managing inflammatory bowel disease flares in primary care
Dr Kevin Barrett provides advice on managing patients with uncomplicated inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experiencing flares - and highlights a new resource that could help GPs. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - August 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.2 Digestive Problems Source Type: news

Hearing loss - red flag symptoms
Dr Kamilla Porter highlights red flag symptoms associated with hearing loss in adults, and discusses when urgent referral is needed. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ear conditions Source Type: news

Delirium - red flag symptoms
Dr Pipin Singh explores the red flag symptoms of delirium, identifies possible causes, and discusses assessment and treatment of the condition. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Mental health Source Type: news

Early diagnosis: Kawasaki disease
Dr Louise Tulloh and Dr Harriet Lockyear explain the signs and symptoms of Kawasaki disease and highlight the importance of early diagnosis. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Cardiovascular system Source Type: news

Consultation skills: Frequent attenders
Dr Pipin Singh offers advice on how to approach consultations with patients who frequently attend the surgery. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - May 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Consultation skills Source Type: news

Erythema - red flag symptoms
Dr Tillmann Jacobi considers red flag symptoms in erythema and details three of the most common causes; Lyme disease, erythema infectiosum and erythema multiforme. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - May 8, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.10 Skin Problems Source Type: news

Early diagnosis: Pancreatic cancer
Lynne McCallum provides an overview of symptoms and risk factors for pancreatic cancer and the guidance on when to refer. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - May 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: GI Source Type: news

Consultation skills: Breaking bad news
Breaking bad news is always a difficult area for GPs, due to the complexity of the emotions that can be involved for both patient and doctor. Dr Pipin Singh offers advice on how to approach these consultations. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - April 24, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: General training Source Type: news

Early diagnosis: Bowel cancer
Dr Clare Stephens highlights the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer and explains how the screening programme is changing. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - April 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.2 Digestive Problems Source Type: news

How GPs can support men with prostate cancer
Dr Anna Gavin explains the findings of the Life After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis study and what it means for how GPs and other health professionals can best support patients. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: 10.2 Men's Health Source Type: news

Early diagnosis: Prostate cancer
Professor Mike Kirby highlights the risk factors for prostate cancer and explains current advice on PSA testing and referral. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 19, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: 10.2 Men's Health Source Type: news

Early diagnosis: Ovarian cancer
Dr Alison Wint highlights the risk factors and symptoms of ovarian cancer, common misdiagnoses and provides advice on referral. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: 10.1 Women's Health Source Type: news

Red flags and chronic disease were most popular on MIMS Learning in 2018
A top 10 listing reveals the most popular MIMS Learning membership modules of 2018, including red flag symptoms, life-threatening conditions and chronic disease. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: MIMS Learning Source Type: news

New vitamin D guidelines aim to provide clarity on testing and prescribing
Dr Terry Aspray explains what the National Osteoporosis Society's new clinical guidelines on vitamin D and bone health mean in practice for GPs. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Osteoporosis and bone disorders Source Type: news

How we improved end-of-life care in our practice
Dr Victoria Middleton explains how her practice has increased the number of patients on its palliative care register, reduced avoidable hospital admissions and increased the number of people able to die at home by a third. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 12 Care of People with Cancer and Palliative Care Source Type: news

MIMS Learning's top 25 modules in 2018: which topics were the hottest?
Discover the hottest topics in primary care learning, with a top 25 listing of the most popular membership modules on MIMS Learning in 2018. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: MIMS Learning Source Type: news

What the NICE chronic heart failure guideline means for frontline GPs
NICE's updated chronic heart failure guideline, published on Wednesday, spells out the latest advice for GPs on diagnosis and management in primary care. Dr Clare J Taylor, a GP, researcher and guideline committee member, highlights the key points for GPs. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - September 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.1 Cardiovascular Problems Source Type: news

GP dilemma: An intimate examination during a home visit
How should GPs proceed if they are required to undertake an intimate examination unexpectedly during a home visit? Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury from Medical Protection advises. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - August 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medico-legal Source Type: news

Preventing suicide in children and young people: What can GPs do?
Dr Maria Michail and Dr Faraz Mughal provide some practical tips that GPs should bear in mind when consulting with a young person at risk of suicide. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 13 Care of People with Mental Health Problems Source Type: news

Medico-legal: Declaring patients fit to fly
GPs can often find they are asked to declare patients 'fit to fly'. Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection presents two case scenarios, illustrating what GPs can do to support patients while minimising potential risks. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medico-legal Source Type: news

Medico-legal: Declaring patients fit to fly
As we hit peak holiday season, GPs may find themselves asked to declare patients 'fit to fly'. Dr Rachel Birch from Medical Protection presents two case scenarios, illustrating what GPs can do to support patients while minimising potential risks. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medico-legal Source Type: news

GP dilemma: An online service issues an unnecessary prescription to my patient
A patient has received an unnecessary prescription from an online prescribing system. What should I do as their GP? Dr Marika Davies offers advice. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Prescribing Source Type: news

Improving learning log entries in GP training: a clinical encounter
This first article in a three-part series looks at a typical e-portfolio learning log entry (LLE) and discusses how the trainee could improve its quality. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: WPBA Source Type: news

GP dilemma: A patient on a repeat prescription fails to attend
What should GPs do if a patient on a repeat prescription fails to attend for monitoring? Dr Susan Gibson-Smith from MDDUS offers some advice. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - June 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medico-legal Source Type: news

Cauda equina syndrome: Changes to NICE CKS red flags
Failure or delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome can be catastrophic and leave GPs open to costly negligence claims. Dr Philip White from MPS explains changes to NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries' red flag symptoms for this condition, which should support earlier referral. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - May 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.9 Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma Source Type: news

GP dilemma: A patient from overseas expects me to prescribe antibiotics
A temporary patient visiting her family from overseas came to see me to request antibiotics for a cold. When I refused to do so, she threatened to make a complaint about me to the GMC. These types of request for inappropriate antibiotics are a frequent problem for me and my colleagues, how should we respond? (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - April 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP Practice Source Type: news

Hip pain in adults - red flag symptoms
Dr Pipin Singh explores presentations of hip pain in adults and red flag symptoms that may alert you to potentially serious conditions. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.9 Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma Source Type: news

Widespread joint pain - red flag symptoms
Dr Pipin Singh discusses presentations and red flag symptoms that may alert you to potentially serious conditions. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.9 Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal and Trauma Source Type: news

Which patient with dyspepsia should you refer?
In this short audio clip, Dr Toni Hazell asks GPs to identify one of four patients with dyspepsia for whom two-week wait referral is recommended by NICE. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GI - Dyspepsia Source Type: news

How to handle aggressive patients
MDU medico-legal adviser Dr Ellie Mein offers some advice for GPs on how to deal with aggressive and violent behaviour in patients. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP Practice Source Type: news

How to handle aggressive patients
Dr Edward Farnan from the MDU offers some advice for GPs on how to deal with aggressive and violent behaviour in patients. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP Practice Source Type: news

GP dilemma: Dealing with a patient's aggressive relative
I recently conducted a consultation with a patient who brought a relative in with her. The relative was very aggressive and disruptive during the consultation. What is the best approach in a situation like this? (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - March 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP Practice Source Type: news

How to reduce the risk of prescribing errors
Dr Naeem Nazem from the MDDUS highlights some common prescribing pitfalls and steps GPs can take to minimise the risk of mistakes occurring. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - February 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP Practice Source Type: news

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on chest pain
Dr Ivan Benett and Dr Toni Hazell offer a free module on how to implement NICE guidance on chest pain of recent origin. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - January 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 15.1 Cardiovascular Problems Source Type: news

GP dilemma: Safeguarding a vulnerable elderly patient
The dilemma: I am worried that the son of an elderly patient may be preventing his mother from accessing appropriate treatment - what should I do and what are my safeguarding obligations? (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - January 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: 9 Care of Older Adults Source Type: news

Guidance update: NICE guidelines on depression in adults
Dr Toni Hazell explains NICE guidance on depression in adults. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: 13 Care of People with Mental Health Problems Source Type: news

Parental responsibility and consent
MDU medico-legal adviser Kathryn Leask explains the law surrounding parental responsibility and uses three scenarios to outline how this can impact on GPs in practice. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - December 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: GP Practice Source Type: news