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Pulse launches clinical service to support GPs in consultations

Pulse launches clinical service to support GPs in consultations

Pulse today launches a new service for GPs that allows them to check symptoms and receive potential diagnoses while in consultations.

Pulse Reference is a free service based on the best-selling Symptom Sorter book, written by Pulse’s clinical adviser Dr Keith Hopcroft and Dr Vincent Forte.

The service has details on 140 symptoms and has been designed by GPs to be used within consultations, including easily searchable symptoms and categories.

It is free for all GPs to use and it will be constantly updated.

The Symptom Sorter book was released to redress the balance between symptoms and diagnoses.

It presents a multitude of symptoms commonly encountered in primary care, using the red flags, top tips and ready reckoner format for sorting symptoms – a format that has been replicated on Pulse Reference.

Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash said: ‘We hope that this new service will be invaluable for GPs. This is for use within consultations, to enable GPs to refresh their knowledge on symptoms with suggested diagnoses.

‘We know how busy GPs are, and Pulse Reference has been written and designed by GPs who understand these pressures. So please, add the site to your favourites to support you in your practice.’

You can access Pulse Reference here



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Patrufini Duffy 20 September, 2022 1:52 pm

This will be very helpful to every GP:

Tired (Mon-Thur only)
Palpitations (after cocaine)
Haematuria (after prosecco)
Panic attacks (if you have to work hard)
ADHD (because Emily said, and Instagram)
Neck and armpit lump (not now, last year)
Back pain (not when running or piggy backing)
Mole (again, Emily said I should)
Chest pain (I don’t like A+E, but the gym is fine)
Bloating (because I think there’s no air in my head)
Thyroid (no, I don’t know what it does, but heard it could be it?)

David Church 20 September, 2022 7:43 pm

This sounds great – I must try it out.
Will it be run by Dr Copperfield ? I think he would be very very good at it!

James Weems 22 September, 2022 11:01 pm

Thanks pulse! Will check. I have the book and it’s great.