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“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on.” Cicely Saunders

•    Having looked for underlying causes, if appropriate, treat those that are reversible.
•    Consider whether medication might be helpful – haloperidol is usually first line.
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How often do you diagnose 'genitourinary syndrome of menopause’? Erm…what, I hear you say?

Oestrogen deficiency results in physical changes of the vulva, vagina and lower urinary tract. This can result in sexual and bladder dysfunction, as well as vulvovaginal discomfort. 

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Difficult conversations: how to have them

Things to consider before we have that difficult conversation include taking responsibility for our part in the problem, starting with a win–win attitude, and separating the ‘person’ from the ‘problem’....

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Helicobacter pylori eradication

Our flowchart will help you navigate the complexities of determining which regime of the many possible combinations of drugs you should recommend for any individual patient.

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Healthy diet

Key recommendations include:

  • 'Free sugars' should make up <5% of total dietary...
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HIV. To whom should we be offering tests? When should we offer repeat testing?

Primary care is well placed to offer HIV testing, but opportunities are often missed. To whom should you offer testing? What tests...

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Valproate and pregnancy just do not go together!

  • Proactively identify women of childbearing age who are taking valproate, and ensure a medication review is arranged with the specialist responsible for her care.
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