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    CSA and the 'known unknowns' Subscription

    07 Mar 2013 By GPs To Be

    As he prepared for his CSA, GPST2 Michael Kilshaw wondered just how much a generalist was supposed to know.

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    My visit to A&E has left me wanting to put my 'professional' hat back on Subscription

    06 Mar 2013 By GPs To Be

    In her first post, Laura recounts how a trip to A&E with her toddler leaves her mindful that even doctors can make for anxious parents at times

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    Good luck: the one week countdown to the CSA Subscription

    11 Feb 2013 By GPs To Be

    Dr Chakrabarti’s is counting down the days until one of the MRCGP’s three key components.

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    Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we do the CSA Subscription

    11 Dec 2012 Updated: 21 Dec 2012 By GPs To Be

    Next year holds many new possibilities for Dr Chakrabarti, but the joy of the New Year will be quickly darkened by the looming Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) exam.

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    Are you a NICE doctor, or a fan of the alternative? Subscription

    09 Nov 2012 By GPs To Be

    Recently I had a minor tiff with my fiancée, who is not a medic, about reflexology. My opinion of the "therapy" is that it was total bunkum, and as there is no proven evidence base for it. Of course, as expected, this statement did not help matters.

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    Are we trainees too risk-averse? Subscription

    07 Nov 2012 By GPs To Be

    Why do trainees practice more defensively? From conversations with my colleagues, deciding what is serious or not can make you feel vulnerable.

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    Why is it so hard to deny a patient that which they really want? Subscription

    05 Oct 2012 By GPs To Be

    ‘If you don’t prescribe it to me doctor, I’ll only buy it online,’ said the 58-year-old smoker this week, as she reached the pinnacle of her argument as to why I should continue to prescribe her hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

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    Constant complaint Subscription

    24 Sep 2012 By GPs To Be

    As an ST3, I suspect that because of my longer consultation times and lower workload compared to my GP colleagues, I potentially have a greater opportunity to address the ideas, concerns and expectations of a patient. But I wonder how many of the complaints were against GP trainees?