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All our blogs are written by Healthcare Professionals from across the NHS.  

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QRisk Assessment in Diabetes


Most of us know that QRISK is a type of risk assessment tool used to evaluate the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in individuals. But do we really understand the tool 

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Clinical competency and immunisation in practice


“I’ve done an immunisation course. Can I give injections now?”.


It’s a great feeling having completed your immunisation course and having that certificate in your hand.  But what exactly does that certificate enable you to do ...


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Common Debates in Phlebotomy

Common Debates in Phlebotomy


Being able to take blood is such a useful skill to have. One will never be out of a job if they can perform it. Afterall, ....  

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Travel Health 



What do travel health clinicians tend to get wrong?


One of the courses I teach most frequently is travel health course.  I absolutely ...


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Why menopause matters

What Is the Menopause? 

The menopause is an important time in a woman’s life, as their bodies experience different symptoms at different stages. Menopause happens when a woman’s period stops due to low hormone levels and their ovaries are not able to produce oestrogen, progesterone or testosterone ...
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Diabetes - the basics

Types of Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects millions of people around the world. This disease occurs when the body is unable to produce or properly use insulin ...

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Why? Cardiovascular should now be part of our COPD reviews in Primary Care

COPD Reviews

When I first started my training in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) management it was all about the lungs. Now there has been a shift in the way we manage these patients, which includes cardiovascular system.  ...

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Raising Mental Capacity Awareness! 

Mental Capacity Awareness is everybody business across Health and Social Care. 

In this blog, we will explore the importance of mental capacity awareness and how it can positively impact our lives ... 
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Combined Chronic Reviews in Primary care
The pros and cons of combined reviews

Over the years I have noticed the amount of duplication that occurs within our chronic disease management ...
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Why so much hype?

There are a lot of misconceptions amongst the general population about shingles … 


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A complex syndrome

Frailty is a medical term often used to describe a state of increased vulnerability and reduced physiological reserves in an individual ...


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The Interplay between Diabetes, Heart Failure and CKD

Diabetes, heart failure, and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are three interconnected health conditions that pose significant challenges to healthcare systems worldwide ...


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Navigating Cervical Cytology in the UK

A Comprehensive Guide

In this blog, we will explore the importance of cervical cytology, the screening process in the UK, and the advancements in technology that have improved its effectiveness ...

Critically Appraised Topics for Healthcare Professionals

Certainly! Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) are concise summaries of the best available evidence on a specific healthcare topic.  Want to know how to structure  writing a CAT in healthcare ...

The Measles Resurgence: Understanding the Outbreaks and Importance of Vaccination

In recent years, measles, once thought to be a disease of the past, has made a troubling comeback ...


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Hyperlipidaemia- Understanding how to manage your patients and achieve those QOF targets 

Hyperlipidaemia, also known as hyperlipidaemia or dyslipidaemia, refers to elevated levels of lipids (fats) in the blood. These lipids include ...


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Vitamin B 12 Deficiency

A variety of factors can result in a vitamin D deficiency.

For information on the signs, symptoms, and treatment options...
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Physical Activity for the prevention and management of long-term conditions 

Physical activity is a cornerstone of health and well-being. Understanding the impact of physical activity on these conditions can empower individuals to take proactive steps towards healthier lives...

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Red Flags in Primary Care

In primary care, recognising red flags is crucial for identifying potentially serious or life-threatening conditions that require immediate attention ...

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