Engaging and inspiring resources, education and CPD for GPs and the primary care team.

About Red whale

We are one of the UK's leading medical education providers, delivering high quality training and resources to around 30,000 primary care colleagues each year! Online and face to face, our courses are varied, engaging, and suitable for GPs and all clinicians within primary care.

We are, and have always been, 100% pharma free!

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Face to Face Courses

In-person events

Fully interactive events from Red Whale: face to face update courses for primary care 

 

Face to face courses

Online & Printed Handbooks

Written resources for primary care

Clinical update articles for in consultation reference - online and printed handbooks

Written resources

Online Courses & Subscriptions

Full and half day online courses

Online training courses for primary care - live hosted & interactive online events or watch on demand
 



Online courses

Red Whale Unlimited

12 months access to ALL Red Whale online courses, live and on demand, plus 900+ written resources - for one set price!


 



Red Whale Unlimited

Online & Printed Handbooks

Written resources for primary care

Clinical update articles for in consultation reference - online and printed handbooks

Written resources

What's New...

New Pearl

08 Feb 2024

Erox-what and supporting men with concerns…Erox-what and supporting men with concerns…

Erectile dysfunction has been in the media, and we may be getting asked about it: Eroxon is a new topical treatment for erectile dysfunction. It is being widely advertised in the UK and is available over the counter. 

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New Pearl

01 Feb 2024

Contraception: there’s a new kid in town…Contraception: there’s a new kid in town…

We know that, when it comes to contraception, LARCs should be our first choice because they are more effective – but they don’t suit all women and some prefer alternatives. 

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New Pearl

25 Jan 2024

Measles: an updateMeasles: an update

In 2016, the WHO declared the UK to be free of measles. Sadly, this is no longer the case, in large part down to incomplete vaccination coverage. Vaccination rates are at the lowest in a decade, and, in January 2024, the UKHSA declared a national health incident due to a significant measles outbreak in the West Midlands. 

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New Pearl

18 Jan 2024

His head is all squished on one side…His head is all squished on one side…

Now, this could mean many things, but hopefully if this is a call to general practice, this will be a worry about a baby’s non-acute asymmetrical head.  In most cases, this will be “normal” and relate to the babies preferred positioning (positional plagiocephaly) but rarely it could point to a more serious underlying problem.  

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New Pearl

11 Jan 2024

Scabies surge: spotting it and managing it (if you can get hold of the treatments!)Scabies surge: spotting it and managing it (if you can get hold of the treatments!)

“Doctors report ‘nightmare’ surge in scabies across UK” (Guardian, 1 January)  If you’re already feeling a little itchy, you’re not alone. This week’s Pearl focuses on scabies.

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New Pearl

04 Jan 2024

Actively beat the new year blues…Actively beat the new year blues…

We all know that new year is a notoriously TERRIBLE time to make sweeping resolutions or try to embark on drastic lifestyle change. But, for many of our patients (and, let’s face it, many of us), becoming more active is achievable. And, unlike almost all other things in medicine, it’s all upside!

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New Pearl

14 Dec 2023

The heating’s back on – beware carbon monoxide poisoning!The heating’s back on – beware carbon monoxide poisoning!

Carbon monoxide poisoning is rare but easily missed. Making the diagnosis relies on spotting patterns in the history. 

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New Pearl

07 Dec 2023

Sore throat and tonsilitis: All you ever wanted to know!Sore throat and tonsilitis: All you ever wanted to know!

Do you remember about a year ago, we were in the grip of media reporting on the scarlet fever and invasive group A strep “epidemic” – we witnessed a huge surge in demand across primary care setting and antibiotic prescribing soared. And yet we know that most cases of sore throat do not need antibiotics. 

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New Pearl

30 Nov 2023

Galleri: a blood test that will revolutionise cancer diagnosis?Galleri: a blood test that will revolutionise cancer diagnosis?

“Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine- a universal blood test for cancer.” (BBC news headline 19 January 2018). While this may still be a way off, the Galleri test, developed by a US firm, has shown promise and is being trialled in the UK. 

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