NASGP blog archive

Returning from maternity leave

February 29th, 2020

It's tricky enough returning back to clinical sessions, so it's good to get your tax in order first. Last month’s article was on new mothers and the financial aspects of maternity to consider, so I th...

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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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Doctors under siege

January 28th, 2020

In 2011, Hamza was a young Syrian doctor learning German in the hope of going abroad for specialist training. Then the civil war broke out and he opted to stay in Aleppo, operating in makeshift hospit...

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Parental benefits

January 6th, 2020

The New Year seems an appropriate time to think about new babies, so here we consider some money matters you might need to think about. Statutory maternity pay v maternity allowance Eligibility for st...

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My journey to life as a locum

December 31st, 2019

Like many highly skilled professions, a career in general practice can be a journey with obstacles to overcome, barriers to navigate and choices to make. NASGP member Tina Sumner describes how she cam...

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