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New Pearl

07 Jan 2021

Motivating behaviour change: could this be your new year’s resolution?Motivating behaviour change: could this be your new year’s resolution?

Interventions in primary care can make a real difference to patients making changes in their behaviour, but how can we help our patients (and ourselves) see that change IS possible?

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New Pearl

17 Dec 2020

eGFR vs. creatinine clearance, when is the first ok, and how should we calculate the second?eGFR vs. creatinine clearance, when is the first ok, and how should we calculate the second?

When it comes to calculating the patient’s creatinine clearance, which formula should you use? We look at the difficulties of accurately estimating creatinine clearance in primary care, and some useful tips on the particular at-risk groups.

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New Pearl

10 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Vaccinations & Anaphylaxis GEMSCOVID-19 Vaccinations & Anaphylaxis GEMS

This week, two NHS workers (with existing severe allergy and who carried epipens) had anaphylactoid reactions following vaccination. So, we thought we would share with you our new GEMS on anaphylaxis, which includes a protocol for management and the updated NICE 2020 guidelines.

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New Pearl

03 Dec 2020

All that itches is not thrush!All that itches is not thrush!

Women can often be embarrassed to talk about problems they might be having ‘down there’. But vulval discomfort is common, affecting up to 7% of women, so this week we summarise how to identify and manage common vulval conditions.

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New Pearl

26 Nov 2020

Chronic pain. If the drugs don’t work, then what can we offer instead?Chronic pain. If the drugs don’t work, then what can we offer instead?

We know that we should be encouraging patients with long-term pain conditions to ‘self-manage’ or ‘self-care’. But how can we best do this? Click here for a clip from our chronic pain webinar, and click PDF for our full article on helping patients get active.

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New Pearl

19 Nov 2020

Mental Health MicroskillsMental Health Microskills

This week, instead of sharing a NICE guideline or the latest PCN DES targets, we want to press ‘pause’ on your stress and take some time to work out what you really need, right now, to face the rest of your day. Click here to watch our mindful pause video and click PDF for our Expanding Perspectives article.

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New Pearl

12 Nov 2020

Cancer early diagnosis and quality improvementCancer early diagnosis and quality improvement

In the UK, significant progress has been made in the past decade in improving rates of early diagnosis and treatment for cancer patients. Click here to watch our video on early diagnosis pitfalls and click PDF for full article.

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New Pearl

05 Nov 2020

Take the genital herpes Mini QuizTake the genital herpes Mini Quiz

Genital herpes is a common and distressingly painful condition that continues to be surrounded by significant social stigma and misunderstanding. Try our herpes mini-quiz to see if you know the top 8 facts about genital herpes.

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New Pearl

29 Oct 2020

Blurred visionBlurred vision

Ophthalmology feels like one of those bits of clinical practice where your training never really prepared you for the reality of what might walk through your door.

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