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Why your GP shouldn’t request a test from a private clinic

Increasingly, patients are turning to private medicine to manage their health because of the NHS backlog. This post explains why one element of this, requesting investigations by your GP afterward is not ideal and using the analogy of your mum’s cooking… So let us find out why a private doctor or clinic asking you to […]

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Twas the GP before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the land all the practices were open, even at GP at Hand The vaccines were put away by the nurses with care In the hopes that they wouldn’t soon be needed next year. The children all nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of TickTok danced […]

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TwitSnowball

YOU HAVE BEEN HIT BY A TWITSNOWBALL! How to play TwitSnowball TwitSnowball is a fun game on Twitter with very simple rules. You may only play TwitSnowball when you have been hit by a TwitSnowball – this is when you are tagged in the TwitSnowball tweet. You then can throw a TwitSnowball at two people […]

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Why can’t I get an appointment with a GP?

Why can’t I get an appointment with the GP? This video explains the reasons you might find it difficult and how to get an appointment for your healthcare needs.  ? Subscribe: https://bit.ly/eGPlearningYTsubscribe ?  00:00 Can you see a GP? 00:18 Why can’t you see your GP? 02:34 I can’t use online consultations 03:34 Why do […]

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RCGP Council report Sept 2021 (Final)

Join me for my final RCGP Council report as I step down as a nationally elected representative to the RCGP Council. please check your MyRCGP section for links to the papers. This session includes: Chairs report I, unfortunately, missed this because of issues at home meaning I could not attend in person. I did join […]

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Blood bottle shortage in the NHS

There is a shortage of blood bottles in the NHS. Here is why.

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RCGP Council June 2021 report

RCGP Council meeting 26.6.21 RCGP Members can access minutes here: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/council-papers.aspx The latest Zoom based RCGP Council meeting.  Council was officially opened with a review of the recent challenges facing primary care and how the college has acted to challenge those issues and support members.  Welcome and Chair report by Martin Marshall with explanation of […]

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Primary Care Bargains

Check out this page to see primary care bargains found by DrGandalf for you, your practice, or your patients. First, check out the last day for our MS Teams for NHS user conference early bird special which ends today. After that, it goes up. With over 8 hours of MS Teams content to use it […]

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Introduction to Dermoscopy for GPs

Do you need an introduction to dermoscopy? Join DrGandalf and Dr Chin Whybrew of PCDS as they explain the basics of dermoscopy for GPs including amazing hacks for practice use.  ? Subscribe: https://bit.ly/eGPlearningYTsubscribe​ ?  00:00​ Introduction 00:35​ Who is Dr Chin Whybrew? 01:36​ What is dermoscopy? 02:05​ What is the PCDS? http://www.pcds.org.uk/p/dermoscopy-p…​ 03:10​ Dermoscopy basics […]

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Send Med3s with SystmOne

Send Med3s with SystmOne How to add your signature and then send a med3 with SystmOne directly.  ? Subscribe: https://bit.ly/eGPlearningYTsubscribe​ ?  #med3​ #systmone​ #digitalprimarycare​ Watch to find out how to add your signature to TPP SystmOne and then send documents like med3 to patients within SystmOne and so much more.  00:00​ Intro 00:47​ How to […]