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The 2016 update of the SIGN/BTS asthma guidelines or a cautionary tale for evidence based medicine?

Hello and welcome to another SSGPN blog incorporating the 2016 update of the SIGN/BTS Asthma Guidelines and a link to a blog written by a consultant vascular surgeon experiencing post operative treatment on ITU. Don’t forget the April meeting on the second Wednesday, when Richard Foon is going to come (Continue Reading)


A busy week

Just a quick reminder that Mr Richard Foon will be talking to us on Wednesday 12th April at the Shrewsbury Club about Incontinence Issues.  This is a huge issue for many of our older female patients and some of the men too so it should be an interesting evening. My (Continue Reading)


New Balint group starting spring 2017

New taster Balint group starting spring 2017 in Shropshire/West Midlands Why? An opportunity to share and discuss work from a Balint perspective. This approach creates a safe space to think about underlying dynamics in the doctor/patient or clinician/client relationship, and, in particular, to reflect on the impact both personally and (Continue Reading)


Salaried GP, Craven Arms

Craven Arms Medical Practice Part Time Salaried GP required We are a family friendly, rural 2 partner practice seeking a motivated and enthusiastic GP to join our existing team to work between 4-6 sessions per week, salary negotiable. 3800 Patients GMS; High QOF achievers Dispensing GP Training practice to year (Continue Reading)


Bear With Me

Welcome to the first post. It will be a long one as it contains information that you will normally get in a newsletter and will in future be able to get by logging in to the site.   You can have a look around at the site though you won’t (Continue Reading)

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Things That You Might Not Know About Abdominal Pain in Children – Dr Edward Snelson

Dr Edward Snelson, Consultant Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Sheffield (and former GP) writes: Small children do not demonstrate guarding.  Guarding is a spinal reflex , which causes involuntary contraction of the abdominal muscles, preventing the examining hand from going any further. Young children (let’s say under the age of about (Continue Reading)


LMC levy

Please could you think about paying £50.00 to the LMC to support them in supporting doctors in the local area.  Dr Simon Hodgson is going to come and talk to us in July about why we should.


Severn Hospice

Dr Derek Willis has asked to come and talk to the group about aspects of Palliative Care.  I have booked him for November.  We had a great talk from Dr Alice O’Conner last year so it would be useful to hear your thoughts about a topic for Derek to focus (Continue Reading)