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NB Blog - Unscheduled bleeding on HRT

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Dr Rob Walker
22nd May 2024

Sometimes in General Practice you’ve got to get out of your comfort zone and dive head long into an area with which you are both uncomfortable and unfamiliar. It’s the nature of being an expert generalist...

Statins and Diabetes: Should we be more concerned?

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Neal Tucker
15th May 2024

It’s time for a statin battle again. Steve has his annual review and the computer pop ups are telling us to consider a statin due to his high CVD risk. He doesn’t mind a blood pressure pill but statins?...

Facing the Future: discussing prognosis with patients at the end of life

Facing the Future: discussing prognosis with patients at the end of life  image
Dr Rachel Brettell
8th May 2024

We all have patients who stay with us long after they have passed away. Vera is one of those patients to me. She was an amazing, stoical woman who had stage 4 endometrial cancer when I took over as her...

Genetic testing and ovarian cancer- what do we need to know?

Genetic testing and ovarian cancer- what do we need to know? image
Dr Laura Darby
30th April 2024

Jonathon is a 40 yr old man newly registered at your surgery. He attends for review of his IBS and medication. As part of the consultation you enquire about family history of cancer. ‘Oh nothing relevant’,...

Does more options for migraine treatment mean more options for general practice, or just another headache?

Does more options for migraine treatment mean more options for general practice, or just another headache? image
Zoe Norris
24th April 2024

Another headline just last week put migraines back into the news again, when NICE’s draft guidance on Atogepant was published. Treatment of migraine is one of the areas that has evolved the most in recent...

It’s that time of the year again...QoF 2024/25

It’s that time of the year again...QoF 2024/25 image
Dr Rob Walker
10th April 2024

I've always found the first week in April a mixed blessing… promises of longer days, more sunshine (possibly!) and maybe some cricket, but this is always tempered with the dreaded ‘box of doom’ (aka the...

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