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Psychological First Aid training to support children affected by COVID-19

People who care for or work with children and young people aged up to 25 who have been affected by COVID-19 (or other emergencies or individual crises) are now able to access a new online Psychological First Aid (PFA) training course. The online course, developed by Public Health England, offers training on how to provide practical … Read more

ProjectM – online peer support group

#ProjectM is a place and space for team leaders and managers across the NHS to connect, share and learn together.

A-Z guide to unusual psychiatric disorders

GM Journal have published a series of 3 articles presenting an A-Z of unusual psychiatric disorders that may present in primary care. For each disorder there is a brief description and a bibliography.

GP Career Support Hub

The GP Career Support Hub on the FutureNHS platform [registration required] contains resources to support GPs in England at varying stages of their career – from newly qualified GPs to those at the end of their career. It provides information, guidance and support on career development, training, mentoring, appraisals, career options/flexibility, wellbeing, pay and pensions to … Read more

Video Group Clinics e-learning and toolkit

A new e-learning programme to support Video Group Clinics (VGC)  has been launched by eLfH. The  programme was originally developed to support GPs, practice nurses and practice administrative staff in understanding and running group consultations in general practice. However, health and care professionals in community services, outpatient settings and care homes may also find it … Read more

Use of emollients in dry skin conditions

Emollients are an important treatment option for a number of skin conditions. A recent article in GM Journal provides an overview of their mode of action, and their usefulness in relieving symptoms of skin disease. Reference: Use of emollients in dry skin conditions, Rod Tucker. GM Journal 16 February 2021

Homelessness Training for GP Receptionists

Primary Care is the first point of contact for most people with a health problem, but many people who are homeless struggle to access a GP. Pathway has worked with receptionists and the Care Quality Commission to produce a homelessness training package for GP receptionists working patients who are homeless.

New pathway to help paramedics advance their careers

Health Education England has developed a new pathway to help paramedics advance their careers. The ‘Roadmap to Practice’ is a supportive document that provides a clear educational pathway from undergraduate to advanced practice for clinicians wishing to pursue a career in primary care. HEE Press release: HEE launches new roadmap for paramedic careers, HEE 21 January … Read more

Management of psoriasis

Psoriasis is associated with a significant impairment of quality of life, including work, family, sexual relations as well as physical and emotional well-being. A recent article in GM journal looks at how the psoriasis can be managed in primary care. Management of psoriasis in primary care, Rod Tucker. GM Journal 2 February 2021

Daffodil Standard for older people in care homes

RCGP and Marie Cure have worked together to combine all the existing Daffodil Standards as they apply to care homes, in a user-friendly practical format which can be applied directly into practice  The new Daffodil Standard for older people in care homes has been designed specifically to help General Practice care for people in care homes and … Read more

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