GP training

GP speciality training essentials for GP registrars. A perfect resource for the MRCGP examination, this section contains advice and information for GP trainees, including articles to help you improve your consultation skills, meet the demands of workplace-based assessment and tips to help you prepare for the CSA and AKT exams.
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MRCGP: CSA practice case - Low mood in a menopausal patient

GP training: 5 common prescribing pitfalls and how to avoid them

MRCGP: CSA practice case - Pruritus in pregnancy

GP training: Dealing with your first complaint

Reflecting on significant events during GP training

Preparing for your educational supervisor's review (ESR)

Advice and information for GP trainees

Developing reflective writing skills - part two

Developing reflective writing skills - part two

In the second of two articles on how to write a reflective account Dr Prashini Naidoo...

Developing reflective writing skills - part one
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Developing reflective writing skills - part one

In the first of two articles on how to write a reflective account, a typical reflective...

Dealing with your first death as a GP

Dealing with your first death as a GP

Handling the death of a patient as a GP can be a very different experience to dealing...

MRCGP: CSA practice case - Patient requests specific medication
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MRCGP: CSA practice case - Patient requests specific medication

To be used individually or in a study group with someone playing the doctor, patient...

How to assess a patient's capacity - advice for GP registrars

How to assess a patient's capacity - advice for GP registrars

Dr Edward Farnan of the MDU looks at one of the most complex medico-legal challenges...

Dealing with a patient's DNAR request

Dealing with a patient's DNAR request

On a home visit a patient asks the GP to include a do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR)...

MRCGP: CSA practice case - Patient presents with a list of problems

MRCGP: CSA practice case - Patient presents with a list of problems

This mock case could be used individually or in a study group with someone playing...

Appraising a case-based discussion

Appraising a case-based discussion

Case-based discussions are an important part of a GP registrar's workplace-based...

The transition from GP trainee to independent practice

The transition from GP trainee to independent practice

Practical advice for GP registrars approaching the end of their training. By Dr Pipin...

Consulting skills: How to advise about exercise
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Consulting skills: How to advise about exercise

Current guidelines on exercise, how to conduct a brief assessment and tips on giving...

10 tips for newly-qualified GPs

10 tips for newly-qualified GPs

Medical Protection medicolegal adviser and GP Dr Rachel Birch shares her top tips...

Dilemma: A patient wants information removed from their record

Dilemma: A patient wants information removed from their record

A patient has asked me to remove some sensitive information from their medical records....

Applied Knowledge Test

Taking the applied knowledge test

The topics covered by the AKT and advice on how to prepare for the exam. By Dr Prashini...

MRCGP - AKT practice questions

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MRCGP - Revising for the AKT and CSA

Having a revision strategy and working in a group is the key to exam success, says...