Louise Hudman

Louise Hudman is a GP locum and regularly summarises clinical guidelines.


Eating Disorders

October 18th, 2017

This is a new guideline from NICE on managing eating disorders. It is really targeted around anorexia nervosa and bulimia. Much of this is not new, but as we don't see patients with these disorders to...

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Post pregnancy contraception

April 4th, 2017

This is a new guideline from the FSRH on contraception after pregnancy. There is nothing particularly new about specific methods, but there are a few new interesting points (including a reminder that ...

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Nice | Alzheimer’s drugs

dementia alzheimers

June 29th, 2016

This is a guideline update from NICE on the use of  donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine in Alzheimer's disease. Donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine (the acetylcholinesterase - AChE ...

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RCOG | Endometrial hyperplasia

April 28th, 2016

This is a new guideline from RCOG on diagnosing and managing endometrial hyperplasia. This is a very common condition, so highly relevant for us and I had no idea on some of the management options. I ...

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Testicular cancer

testicular cancer

March 29th, 2016

Aimee Lettis from GP Update on how the management of testicular cancer has come a long way in the last 50 years. Testicular cancer survival has been one of the real success stories in cancer tre...

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Nice | Tuberculosis (TB)

February 29th, 2016

This is an updated guideline from NICE on managing tuberculosis. I guess the relevance will be largely related to where you work. There isn't any really big change here, but there are lots of things t...

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Nice | Type 2 diabetes in adults

Adult diabetes

February 15th, 2016

This is an update of the last Nice guideline on type 2 diabetes in adults, which was published in 2009. I am just summarising things that have changed since the last update. If you don't want to read ...

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Nice | End of Life care

February 8th, 2016

This is a new guideline from NICE on end of life care. You may have heard it widely reported in the news, given all the attention over the Liverpool Care Pathway. What was reported as being different ...

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Nice | Managing the menopause

Test results

February 1st, 2016

This is a new guideline from Nice on managing the menopause, both in women undergoing premature ovarian failure and in women going through it at a more normal age. There isn't much earth shattering in...

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Home care for older people

January 22nd, 2016

This is a new guideline from NICE on homecare for older people. Most of this isn't new, or is aimed at other health professionals, but there are a couple of points of note for us. Care Coordinator. Ni...

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