Should I have a blood test?

Requests for blood tests are commonplace in a GP surgery, but more often than not they are from patients with no symptoms of illness at all. Sometimes it is due to a degree of health anxiety; a fear that there is some hidden health problem that has yet to make itself known. ‘I just want […]

Hypertension

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Pressures of the job

Ever since the threat of industrial action became a reality in early 2016,1 the life of the junior doctor, and the nature of the job they perform, has captured the public imagination. There have been attempts in the media to portray junior doctors as champagne-swilling reprobates, but for the most part there has been support […]

Inhaler technique

Inhaler without spacer Inhaler with spacer Inhaler plus spacer with face mask for children (with parental assistance) Inhaler plus spacer with face mask for children (unsupervised) Accuhaler These videos are produced by Asthma Australia and are used here with thanks. Would you like to write for TeachMeGP? We are always looking for new authors on […]

PBS Authority Scripts

Occasionally a script you generate will need you to call the PBS in order for you to generate a code which goes on the prescription. This is the case for certain antibiotics such as those used in treatment resistant conditions where antibiotic resistance has been identified by the microbiologists. In this circumstance you should be […]