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Welcome to the Shropshire Sessional GP Network

We are a group of locum and salaried GPs in Shropshire and we meet for support and education. This blog is for news, events, clinical articles and other information related to the group and working as a GP in Shropshire. If you are a Shropshire GP and wish to have (Continue Reading)

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Emergencies and CPR refresher 17/6/20

From our Zoom meeting all material from Dave’s presentation. Thanks to all who attended 24 of us in all!A. flow charts front cover B. Asthma C.Cardiac Emergencies D. Convulsions E. Fainting A4 F.Hypoglycemia H.Stroke i. Anaphylaxis j. Rapid Action Plan unfortunately the web page wont accept the powerpoint slides but (Continue Reading)

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Covid19 – useful clinical info – Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

Question: Should smartphone apps be used as oximeters? Answer: No https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/question-should-smartphone-apps-be-used-as-oximeters-answer-no/     Question: Should the Roth score be used in the remote assessment of patients with possible COVID-19? Answer: No https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/roth-score-not-recommended-to-assess-breathlessness-over-the-phone/

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More Covid information and resources

RCGP Learning Covid hub: https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=373 Primary care pathways, and informal collection of useful information: http://primarycarepathways.co.uk/covid19 Tips on telephone consulting: https://egplearning.co.uk/quick-telephone-consultation-tips-for-primary-care/ Advice regarding performing resuscitation if a risk of Covid: https://www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/covid-community/?utm_source=Tw_date=Mar2020_1 Advice on anticoagulation: Shropshire CCG and SaTH joint Covid-19 Warfarin Monitoring and Switching Guidance

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BMA Resource page for Covid-19

The BMA has put together a useful page of resources: https://beta.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/resources/covid-19-guidance-directory?utm_source=The%20British%20Medical%20Association&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=11412744_SESSIONALS%20ENEWSLETTER%20190320%20-%20%20COVID19&utm_content=resources&dm_i=JVX,6SM4O,BFFZX4,R6W3P,1  

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Further resource…

Red whale shared yesterday, so sharing NB Medical summary today, in the interests of balance. It is a helpful, and quite reassuring article: https://www.nbmedical.com/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=0151p000007dzFnAAI

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Links to Covid-19 resources

The NHSE advice page for primary care clinicians is here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care  It contains lots of useful information and is probably your best first port of call for information. It is regularly updated. A really useful summary by the Red Whale people is here :https://www.gp-update.co.uk/SM4/Mutable/Uploads/pdf_file/COVID-19-Updated-18-march-2020-_1.pdf This is based on and summarises the (Continue Reading)

Events

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome

For those interesting in learning more about this rare congenital disorder there are two learning events later this year, in London and Cambridge. 6 – 9 April 2020. 10th International Congress on Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome, in Cambridge www.sdscongresscambridge.com 24 April 2020. Doctor training day in London  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/clinician-training-day-shwachman-diamond-syndrome-tickets-89336912109