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GPs defending patient complaints to be asked which guidelines they followed


Ivan, your a better man than me if you can name all the guidelines on all the conditions. How I work is that I read the guidelines when I am introduced to them, perhaps at an educational half day, or an article in the BMJ or Pulse. What ever sticks is what I use when I see that patient in my allotted ten minute slot. To suggest that we all can all be up to date with the latest guideline for everything suggests a degree of perfection that we can aspire to, but sadly are unlikely to meet, due to being human, and not having the resources that we need for a perfect consultation. Perhaps you are more perfect than I. The threat, of course, is that they will find a more up to date guideline and crucify us with it.

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01 Sep 2018

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