Public health

Smokeless tobacco cessation

This guideline lays out advice for dealing with patients using smokeless tobacco (eg chewed). Its use is particularly prevalent in people of South Asian origin. They may not be aware that the product ...

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Preventing Type 2 diabetes

This is one of those guidelines that you look at, makes you want to cry, then wouldn’t normally bother to read. But it is actually packed full of really useful information and advice to give patients ...

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Meningitis – HPA advice

This publication from the HPA mostly summaries advice from the NICE guideline. Given it’s importance to us though, here’s a quick summary: Who should you give antibiotics to if you suspect meningitis?...

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Nice | Tuberculosis

This is quite a complex, meaty guideline, with lots of flow-charts. Remember to consider if a newly registering patient should be screened and remember BCG in neonates at risk, but otherwise I would s...

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Skin cancer prevention

This new guidance really covers common sense stuff about sun-protection whilst also encouraging patients to balance that with the need for sun-exposure to get adequate Vit D    

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