GP's free iPad edition contains all of the content of the fortnightly print publication, along with some extras and useful tools to help support your CPD.
During the research, many GPs revealed that an iPad was now an essential tool in making the best use of limited time.
GP has aimed to make our iPad edition easy and fun to use, as well as helping you maximise the opportunities for learning from our education articles.
The Education section of the iPad edition has the same useful updates on clinical, medico-legal and educational topics as the magazine, as well as practical advice on improving advanced consultation skills.
There are also pictorial guides to commonly seen conditions, where the clinical images can be enlarged for greater clarity.
You can jump straight to the Education section in the app by tapping the Education tab on the front page.
All of the articles in the GP iPad app can be used as learning resources to achieve CPD credits for appraisal and revalidation. Selected articles are labelled with a credits value.
These articles will provide helpful hints for how you can develop your learning on this topic to increase the impact achieved.
To see the suggestions for how to increase the CPD impact, simply tap on the 'Earn more credits' link at the side of the article.
Links to tests
Other articles link to multiple choice tests on our dedicated education website, myCME.com.
This learning site, from the publishers of GP magazine, features tests based on GP magazine articles, where readers can complete multiple choice questions and print a certificate as evidence of their learning.
To complete the tests on myCME.com, look for the myCME links at the end of the articles.
The GP app includes bookmarking and notetaking features, which are useful for completing CPD work as you read, or for saving articles.
To download the app, search for 'GP magazine' in the App Store. You will need your GPonline.com log-in details to download issues for free - and you can request a password reminder within the app if you have forgotten your details.
Other apps to support your CPD
These apps for GPs are also available from the publishers of GP magazine
myCME is a free education resource for GPs and includes CPD from GP magazine and MIMS, as well as exclusive learning customised for general practice.
The free myCME app is available for tablet and mobile devices, and when you have registered, synchronises with the web version myCME.com
GPs gain a certificate of learning with every CPD activity and the app allows you to bookmark activities for later and keep track of activities you have in progress.
- Go to mycme.com/mobile to find out more, or search 'myCME' in the app stores to download the app
MIMS has provided GPs with prescribing resources for more than 50 years. For a one-off payment of £9.99 you can receive MIMS on your tablet or mobile device.
The app means the complete drug database is downloaded to your device for off-line access. It also makes use of predictive search and allows you to browse by therapeutic area.
Clinical tools, such as pregnancy due date and BMI calculator, and reference tables, including antibiotic treatments and routine childhood immunisation, are also available within the app.
- Go to mims.co.uk to find out more, or search 'MIMS' in the app stores