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CPD: Key questions on hyperlipidaemia

Consultant chemical pathologist Dr Paul Collinson on statins, which blood tests to perform and the role of NHS Health Checks in diagnosing hyperlipidaemia

Cardiovascular clinic: Pericarditis

In a new series, GP Dr Louise Tulloh and cardiologist Professor Robert Tulloh discuss a case of sudden sharp chest pain

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Ten top tips: How to review patients on established DOAC treatment

Consultant Dr Amit Mistri and practice nurse Reena Patel advise on how to review those on established DOAC treatment

BAME health checks should start at 25, says Government primary care adviser

The NHS Health Check programme should target people from ethnic minorities from age 25 in order to reduce health inequalities, a senior primary care adviser to the Government has said.

PHE unveils BAME recommendations and admits ‘humbling’ inequalities

Public Health England has admitted the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare ‘humbling’ inequalities, as it finally published delayed recommendations on reducing black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) deaths.

Case definition: Inflammatory syndrome in children linked to Covid-19

Guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 

Primary care experts back redeployment of BAME staff away from the frontline

A group of experts has backed advice to redeploy staff from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds away from the frontline due to their increased risk from coronavirus.  

Practices can consider remote working or ‘buddying’ to get BAME GPs off frontline

Staff from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds could work remotely during the Covid-19 crisis, while small practices may wish to get into 'buddying' arrangements with neighbouring practices if their GPs are at higher risk.

Managing the seriously ill patient in the community

Dr Toni Hazell offers advice on how practices can safely manage the patients who have had to leave hospital early because of Covid-19

Non-Covid clinical crises: New onset atrial fibrillation

Pulse’s series on how to manage non-Covid subacute problems when you’re out of your comfort zone and there’s minimal help available