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New national guidance released for post-discharge care following acute kidney injury

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The RCGP has developed new national guidance for post-discharge care following acute kidney injury. This has been based on collaboration between primary and secondary care and through national partnerships.


Person Centred Care Network of Champions

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The RCGP’s Network of Champions aims to support a collaborative approach to the delivery of person-centred care. It brings together GPs, healthcare professionals and people with lived experience to help make personalisation a reality. Members of the network act as innovators, leaders and learners, and can exchange ideas and information through an online platform. Dr Deena El-Shirbiny, RCGP Clinical Support Fellow for Person-Centred Care, explains more.


Tips for prescribing antibiotics to children

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Dr Sanjay Patel, a consultant in paediatric infectious diseases at Southampton Children’s Hospital, shares some of his insights into prescribing antibiotics for children.


Quality improvement: Better outcomes for patients with cancer

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GPs want to make a difference. Quality improvement allows primary care to deliver improved healthcare for our communities by practising up to date, patient-centred, personalised care in an ever-changing world, engaging with both the science and art of medicine. Dr Richard Roope, RCGP and Cancer Research UK Clinical Champion for Cancer, explains more.


Improving the wellbeing of patients with syncope

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The RCGP Syncope Spotlight Project was launched in the summer to raise awareness of syncope to GPs and their teams and patients. The aim of the project is to improve the wellbeing of patients with syncope through improved detection, assessment and treatment in primary care. The team also aims to clarify misconceptions of the causes of syncope. Dr Lesley Kavi, RCGP Clinical Champion for Syncope, explains more.


Antibiotics: Managing common infections Part 1

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Antibiotics provide limited benefit for symptom relief in acute respiratory infection. What are the drivers of prescribing? How common are adverse outcomes?
Does prescribing provide protection? Professor Michael Moore, Professor of Primary Health Care Research at the University of Southampton, discusses using antibiotics to manager acute respiratory tract illness.


Scoring systems and audit to improve antimicrobial prescribing decisions in primary care

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Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat to health caused by overuse of antibiotics. Scoring systems for commonly presenting conditions can help to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. Similarly audits of prescribing behaviour can lead to long term improvement in decisions for both when to prescribe and the choice of antimicrobials used in primary care. Dr Graham Duce, RCGP Clinical Champion for TARGET Antibiotics, explains more.


NICE quality standards – supporting quality improvement

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We know that GPs are committed to continuously improving the quality of the services they provide to patients, and quality improvement is a key part of general practice today. Find out how NICE quality standards can support general practice teams to implement quality improvement and ensure they are providing the best possible care for patients.


PACE-UP primary care walking programme

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The PACE-UP primary care 12-week pedometer-based walking intervention was shown in randomised controlled trials to be effective and is now suitable to implement within all UK practices. Participants aged 45 to 75 increased their moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels by around a third, and maintained this three years on, with significant reductions in cardiovascular events and fractures.


Veterans’ mental health and the GP

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There are 2.4 million veterans in the UK – similar to the number of diabetics. Mental health problems can be a real issue for veterans with causes often linked to their time in the military. As we approach Remembrance Sunday, Brigadier Robin Simpson, RCGP Clinical Champion for Veterans Health, discusses veterans’ mental health and how GPs can support people who served.

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