Louise Hudman

Louise Hudman is a GP locum and regularly summarises clinical guidelines, most of which now include an NASGP AppraisalAid e-Learning template, so you'll receive a pdf and Word document of your reflected learning.

NASGP e-Learning appraisalaid template

e-learning – Tinnitus

June 10th, 2020

This is a new guideline from NICE published in Mar 2020 on the management of tinnitus. I will summarise the advice below. There isn't much new in this for us, but I would highlight that they encourage...

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e-learning | Indoor air quality

March 17th, 2020

This is a new guideline on improving the air quality in people's homes. It was published in Jan 20. The crux of this is that there is an increasing awareness that indoor air pollution (think cooking f...

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e-learning | Thyroid Disease

February 27th, 2020

This is a new guideline from NICE, published in Nov 19, on thyroid disease. Much of this guideline supports our current practice. There were a few new bits for me and I have listed these below, then s...

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Cluster headaches and gammaCore

February 8th, 2020

This is a new guideline from NICE on the use of gammaCore for cluster headaches. It was published in Dec 19. It should be used by specialists. Why is a new treatment important? About 5 people a year i...

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e-learning | Hypertension in pregnancy

January 10th, 2020

This is an updated guideline from NICE on managing hypertension in pregnancy. It was first published in 2010 and has been updated in June 19. I will do a summary of the bits of the guideline that are ...

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e-learning – Fever in under 5s

November 30th, 2019

This guideline has been updated in Nov 19. It was first published in 2007, then updated in 2013, when I first did this blog. The main update this year is around Kawasaki disease. It used to be that Ka...

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Podcast | I’m a GeriGP

March 19th, 2019

NASGP member Eva Kalmus describes how she became co-chair of the new GeriGP group of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), and why being a portfolio GP has never been boring. When I did my GP training...

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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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