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Travelling with medication – what advice (if any!) should we be giving our patients?

What to tell the patient?

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It is the patient’s responsibility to establish the rules for their destination, airline...

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“The majority of GPs in England (80%) are unfamiliar with the national physical activity guidelines”, concluded a BJGP article in October 2017

To paraphrase the NICE guidance: exercise is anything that makes you slightly short of breath or brings on a light sweat, and you should do 2.5h a week of this in bouts of at least 10min, OR you...

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“UK ‘eliminates measles’ for the first time” was the BBC headline recently, quoting a World Health Organization report

Outbreaks and transmission tend to occur in unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated individuals. Importantly, 65% of the 477 confirmed cases were in individuals aged 15y or older. Two doses of...

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Chronic pelvic pain in women of reproductive age is common

In 2012, the RCOG published a guideline for the initial management of chronic pelvic pain. The guideline notes that the initial consultation is important in developing an understanding...

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Analgesic patches in palliative care

There are three different drugs delivered by the transdermal route in the palliative care setting: buprenorphine, fentanyl and lidocaine. Fentanyl is a potent opioid, and a 25mcg patch delivers...

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Intra-operative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) – yes, it is a real condition and we do need to know about it!

Surgeons can adapt their technique to reduce the risk of complications if they are aware that alpha blocking drugs are being, or have recently been, used.
Do you ensure that you include...

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Managing upwards. Yes, you read it correctly!

Understanding your boss’s personality, preferences and perspective provides an insight into how best you can work with her/him. Understanding your own assumptions, behaviours and needs complements...

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