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Eating disorders post-pandemic – take heed of the need and use MEED.

Dr Rachel Brettell
28th June 2023

Whilst no longer considered a public health emergency, the significant, long-term impacts of Covid -19 continue to be felt strongly by our patients, communities and economy. The masks may be off, but we...

Doc, can I have the new DNA test to see if I have cancer?

Dr Simon Curtis
21st June 2023

Many of you will have had patients asking about this test as it was widely reported in the media BBC June 2023 following publication of the initial results of the NHS Symplify Trial last week. It all sounds...

The “DiRECT” path to remission of type 2 diabetes?

Dr Sarah Davies
15th June 2023

Many of you will be aware of the DIRECT trial. First published in 2017, a UK primary care based trial funded by Diabetes UK, DiRECT was a major catalyst in initiating the conversation around remission...

Obesity– it’s big news again, but what to tell our patients?

Dr Stephanie De Giorgio
8th June 2023

Last night the government announced a £40million programme to expand the use of new obesity treatment medications, to a pilot of community based GP led clinics. The details are yet to be clarified, but...

Prescription drug dependence- EEEEEasier with the 5 E’s

Dr Rachel Brettell
1st June 2023

Prescription drug dependence is always going to cause you a fair few grey hairs, particularly if you manage a patient list. This is partly due to the sheer number of patients affected – according to a...


Dr Siobhan Becker
25th May 2023

How do you respond when you receive a letter from a private ADHD clinic asking you to prescribe Concerta? With a sigh and roll of the eyes? With a slight sense of discomfort, maybe even panic? Or with...

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