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Louise Hudman

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


Management of pancreatitis

November 5th, 2018

This is a new guideline from NICE on pancreatitis from Sep 2018. Most of it is aimed at secondary care, but there are a few things that are useful for us which I've outlined below. Advice to give pati...

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CPD | Management of dementia

October 18th, 2018

This is a new guideline from NICE on the management of dementia. Most of this is not new, but there were a couple of things I wasn't fully aware of. I'll list the things that were new to me, then do a...

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Hearing loss and ear wax

August 20th, 2018

This is a new guideline from NICE on managing hearing loss and ear wax, published in June 2018. Exciting? Well, there are a couple of good bits in here, especially given how common a problem this is. ...

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Stop smoking intervention

Stop smoking cessation

July 12th, 2018

This is a new guideline from NICE on stop smoking interventions. If you do nothing else, I would strongly encourage you to do the National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training NCSCT e-learning mo...

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Faltering growth in children

March 15th, 2018

This is a recent guideline from NICE, which gives advice on managing faltering growth in children. A lot of this is common sense, but as it is a new guideline, I will summarise the bits relevant to us...

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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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