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Latest Updates

Varicoceles and male infertility

Infertility is the failure to conceive after >1y of reguar unprotected sex. One in seven couples in teh UK access infertility treatent. Abnominal semen analysis occurs in nearly half of couples...

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Acute severe asthma

We should treat every attendance with an asthma exacerbation as severe asthma until proven otherwise. 

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Lung cancer

And remember too that stopping smoking is beneficial at any stage, even after a diagnosis of lung cancer.

Click below to see our summary of NICE guidance and recent BMJ and...

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Subclinical hypothyroidism. Overdiagnosis or worth treating?

So, is this overdiagnosis? Shared decision-making and monitoring rather than treating is a very reasonable option until the evidence catches up and definitively guides us as...

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Hormonal contraception and depression

  • Offering women contraceptive choice reduces the risk of an unintended pregnancy which could worsen her mental health.
  • We should counsel women about possible side-effects of hormonal contraception - including...
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Several indications for use. Different cut-off thresholds for different uses. What is all the fuss about FIT?

  • Colorectal cancer screening: FIT is the screening test of choice for the national screening programme from 2019.
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Emollients are dangerous!

Autumn is here and patients will be starting to turn on their heating - so now may be the time to think about fire risk and advise patients.


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When you book your GP Update course, you’ll unlock a 15% discount on the FourteenFish Appraisal Toolkit.

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Durham Roadshow 2019

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