3.5 Evidence-based Practice

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 3.5, Evidence-based Practice, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

GPs need to be able to identify and apply the best scientific evidence, from a variety of sources, for the care they provide to patients. They also need to utilise that information to make the most effective use of available resources within the healthcare system. It is therefore vital that they can critically appraise and understand the evidence, and then be able to communicate that knowledge to their patients and the professional healthcare team. 

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

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Evidence base: Hypertension

Evidence base: Hypertension

A summary of the evidence behind the diagnostic criteria and management of hypertension

Evidence base: Heart failure

Evidence base: Heart failure

A summary of the clinical trials, guidelines and online resources to help in the...

Evidence base: Hypopituitarism

Evidence base: Hypopituitarism

Find all the latest information about guidelines, online resources and key texts...

Journals Club - Antipsychotic prescribing for patients with dementia

Journals Club - Antipsychotic prescribing for patients with dementia

Dr Louise Newson brings us up to date with the latest research and guidance on prescribing...

Consultation Skills - Communicating risk to patients

Consultation Skills - Communicating risk to patients

Patients have varied concepts of health risk so GPs must communicate effectively,...

Practice dilemma - Mother's doubt over MMR

Practice dilemma - Mother's doubt over MMR

The dilemma: A mother brings her toddler into surgery because she wants your advice....

Medico-legal - Managing the non-concordant patient

Medico-legal - Managing the non-concordant patient

Achieve better compliance by engaging with problem patients, says medico-legal adviser...

Clinical review: Asthma
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Clinical review: Asthma

Contributed by Dr David Gibeon, specialist registrar in respiratory medicine and...

Consultation skills - Give well-balanced dietary advice

Consultation skills - Give well-balanced dietary advice

GPs need to rethink how they discuss diet and weight gain with patients, says Dr...

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