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As we all continue to grapple with coronavirus, there's that nagging thought it the back of our minds that other conditions haven't got the memo about the pandemic. It can feel like any other learning has vanished out of our mind - don't panic! Stephanie and Zoe are ready and waiting to give you some welcome relief from Covid-19 with our popular women's health course. You can log on from home and watch the whole presentation whenever it suits you! So if the kids or dog come to distract you halfway through, don't panic.

We will cover everything you need to know about contraception, HRT, vulval symptoms, pelvic pain, PCOS and a lot more. We are confident this will be a great day.

  • GP
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  • Group or third party booking

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Want to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule? Why not try an NB Medical pre-recorded course?

With a pre-recorded NB course, you can work your way through a course at your own leisure and at your own speed. 6 hours of learning, broken down into topics, available 24 hours a day to suit your own schedule

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As we all continue to grapple with coronavirus, there's that nagging thought it the back of our minds that other conditions haven't got the memo about the pandemic. It can feel like any other learning has vanished out of our mind - don't panic! Stephanie and Zoe are ready and waiting to give you some welcome relief from Covid-19 with our popular women's health course. You can log on from home and watch the whole presentation whenever it suits you! So if the kids or dog come to distract you halfway through, don't panic.

We will cover everything you need to know about contraception, HRT, vulval symptoms, pelvic pain, PCOS and a lot more. We are confident this will be a great day.

  • GP
    £195
  • GP Trainee
    £150
  • Nurses & Other Allied Health Professionals
    £150
  • Group or third party booking

Books

The Hot Topics Course reference book accompanies the course but is also available to purchase separately

The book is fully referenced with recent summaries of the evidence commonly seen in primary care. Most of our delegates use this every day, like they use the BNF.


Blogs

‘It’s your hormones, love’ ‘Oh, someone’s got their period’

Dr Siobhan Becker
3rd March 2022

Jokes about women and their hormones are as old as the hills and generally about as welcome as a sharp object in the eye. Nonetheless, there is a mass of evidence demonstrating the fundamental role that...


Podcasts

S3 E12 - Monkeypox song; more about monkeypox; keeping the frail mobile; preventative medicine - what is it good for?; treating mild hypertension in pregnancy - right or wrong?

25th May 2022

<p>Welcome to the latest Hot Topics podcast with Dr Neal Tucker.&nbsp; This week we think about monkeypox. Do we need to worry? What do we need to look out for? Can my pet rat give it to me? </p><p>Beyond a disease very few of us are likely to ever see, we look at new research on improving mobility in people with frailty and sarcopenia - can exercise classes and nutrition make a real-world difference? </p><p>We consider a BJGP paper on preventative medicine - why don't we do more, what are the barriers and what really works? </p><p>Our final piece of research examines whether treating mild hypertension in pregnancy is beneficial or detrimental to mother and baby. Are the NICE guidelines right?</p><p><b>References</b></p><p>Monkeypox info <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/monkeypox#guidance-for-primary-care" target="_blank" rel="noopener">UK gov</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/monkeypox" target="_blank" rel="noopener">WHO</a></p><p><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-068788" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Maintaining mobility in older people with frailty</a></p><p><a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/718/237" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Prevention in practice</a></p><p><a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2201295" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NEJM Treating mild hypertension in pregnancy</a></p><p><a href="https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng133/chapter/Recommendations" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NICE Guideline on chronic hypertension in pregnancy</a></p>

S3 E11 - Self-monitoring BP in pregnancy, ezetimibe or PCSK9 inhibitors for CVD risk & a treatment for alopecia! Plus interview with Aarti Bansal & Veena Aggarwal on Improving Asthma Care & Sustainability in the NHS

6th May 2022

<p>In the latest Hot Topics podcast from NB Medical Dr Neal Tucker discusses the latest research important in primary care and interviews two experts in improving asthma care and sustainable healthcare.</p><p>In new research we examine:</p><ul><li>&nbsp;The role of self-monitoring of BP in women with hypertension or higher risk of pre-eclampsia - does it provide early detection?</li><li>Do ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitor provide additional real-world benefits over statins alone? Which is best?</li><li>Can an oral biological agent, baricitinib, provide some hope for patients with severe alopecia?</li></ul><p>We are also joined by Dr Aarti Bansal and Dr Veena Aggarwal to talk about improving asthma care with a new Asthma Toolkit from Greener Practice and healthcare sustainability in the UK. Why are our asthma outcomes poor? Can simple measures improve care? What is the NHS doing to help primary care reduce its carbon footprint?</p><p>If you want more join us for our FREE NB Clinic on Tuesday 17th May, 8pm, for <a href="https://www.nbmedical.com/clinics/hot-topics-improving-asthma-care-and-thinking-green-clinic-tuesday-17th-may-2022" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Improving Asthma Care and Thinking Green</a>.</p><p><b>Resources</b></p><p><a href="https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk/high-quality-and-low-carbon-asthma-care/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Greener Practice Asthma Toolkit</p><p></a><a href="https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2791695" target="_blank" rel="noopener">JAMA Self-monitoring of BP in Pregnancy</p><p></a><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-069116" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Ezetimibe and PCSK9 inhibitors for Reducing CVD Risk: network meta-analysis</p><p></a><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-069066" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Lipid-lowering medication Rapid Recommendations </p><p></a><a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2110343?query=featured_home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NEJM Baricitinib for Alopecia</a></p><p><a href="https://www.fmlm.ac.uk/cfs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Fellowship webpage</p><p></a><a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/367/bmj.l6334" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Open Cost of Switching Asthma Inhalers</p><p></a></p><p></p>

S3 E10 - How racism influences guidelines: interview with Dr Dipesh Gopal; does a 4th covid vax work? acute covid complication risk, breast pain & cancer, UTI & Abx, iron supplements

8th April 2022

<p>Welcome to another <b>Hot Topics podcast with Dr Neal Tucker</b>.&nbsp; In this busy edition, we discuss whether national guidelines are affected by bias against race or ethnicity, potentially driving health inequalities. GP and researcher Dr Dipesh Gopal joins us for an interview to examine issues around NICE hypertension guidance. </p><p>In new research, we have papers on whether a 4th covid vaccine dose actually provides additional protection, how long patients remain at increased risk from acute covid complications after infection, whether breast pain and cancer are linked, how women feel about delayed antibiotics for UTI and what is the optimum dose schedule for iron supplementation in anaemia.</p><p>Next podcast we'll be interviewing the founder of the Greener Practice network, which has just published a new website - <a href="https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.greenerpractice.co.uk</a> - full of useful resources to make GP more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Back after Easter.</p><p><b>References</b></p><p>1. <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(22)00654-7/fulltext" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lancet editorial on Ockenden report</a></p><p>2. <a href="https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/projects/public-satisfaction-nhs" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Kings Fund review of NHS Patient Satisfaction survey</a> </p><p>3. <a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/717/e234" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Breast pain and cancer</a></p><p>4. <a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/717/e252" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Non-antibiotic treatment of UTI</a></p><p>5. <a href="https://bjgp.org/content/72/717/188" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BJGP Iron supplementation review</a></p><p>6. <a href="https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj-2021-069590" target="_blank" rel="noopener">BMJ Risk of VTE/bleeding post-covid</a></p><p>7. <a href="https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2201570?query=featured_home" target="_blank" rel="noopener">NEJM 4th dose covid vaccine</a></p><p>8. <a href="https://www.greenerpractice.co.uk/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Greener Practice website</a></p>


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