News and Education for health professionals

Clinical Audit: Beating Heart Failure

This clinical audit aims to improve the management of patients with chronic heart failure who have been taking an ACE inhibitor or ARB for over four weeks.

Dr Jonathan Cohen, GP and parent of adult children with fragile X syndrome, provides information regarding the identification and management of fragile X syndrome in primary care.

Mike Tozer and Dr Cynthia Roberts share their experiences of having children with this condition, and explore how health professionals can play a supporting role.

Tailoring treatment approaches for your COPD patients

A critical review and appraisal of the different treatment options for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a focus on tailoring the treatment to the different needs of patients...

Review the central role GPs have in planning and providing for palliative care in a community based setting.

Clinical Audit: Beating Heart Failure
Tailoring treatment approaches for your COPD patients

Resistant hypertension

We can all reflect on our practice populations and identify readily a group whose blood pressure levels are a real challenge to control. Professor Vlado Perkovic, Renal Physician discusses the two major risk factors in calculating absolute cardiovascular, resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Women with epilepsy

This feature discusses the impact of epilepsy and its treatment on women in the childbearing years. Areas covered include contraception, labour, pregnancy and lactation and the impact anti-epileptic drugs may have on a developing foetus and baby.

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