The Oxford Handbook of General Practice has been a lifeline for busy GPs since the first edition published in 2002. Covering the whole of general practice, with hands-on advice from experienced practitioners, this essential handbook provides rapid access to information to help with any day-to-day problems which might arise in general practice.
• Written by GPs, for GPs.
• Includes practical, hands-on advice to enable GPs to pick up tips usually only learned from experience
• Covers the whole spectrum of general practice, to assist the GP with any problems which might crop up in the course of the working day
• Authoritative and cross-checked by specialist reviewers
• With weblinks to the relevant guidelines and online resources
The third edition takes into account the significant changes in primary care since publication of the second edition in 2005. Written in line with the new GP curriculum, the authors have provided new material on the GP contract, foundation level doctors in general practice, and training for general practice.
All chapters have been completely revised and updated throughout, with input from a team of specialist reviewers and contributors. The chapter on child health has been radically updated and specific chapters have now been dedicated to pregnancy and contraception/sexual health. The handbook also includes quick reference practical management boxes for paediatric and elderly patients, a plate section of images, and reference to online guidelines and resources.
Revised to include the latest guidelines and management practices, this authoritative handbook is critical reading for all those working in general practice.
Readership: General Practitioners, GPs in training, medical students and allied health professionals working in the community
Authors: Chantal Simon, Hazel Everitt and Francoise van Dorp
Publisher: Oxford University Press
MedHand Mobile Libraries offers a SUBSCRIPTION FREE application without edition upgrade. The apps enables you to make notes, search, add bookmarks and review what you previously been reading.
MedHand delivers what you need, trusted knowledge at the point of care! Offering most trusted and well recognized medical guidelines provided by excellent publishers like Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill, PDR Network LLC, Wiley and more.
- CHA2DS2-Vasc + HAS-BLED for warfarin prescribing
- Alveolar-Arterial Gradient
- Wells' Score for PE and DVT
- Rockall and Blatchford Scores for UGI Bleeding
- An opioid converter
- Canada C-Spine Rules for imaging
- NICE 2014 Adult Head Injury rules for performing CT Head
To be used as part of a clinical assessment of course...
GPLogBook allows busy doctors a convenient way to enter clinical events and learning outcomes.
Built around validated guidelines to simplify the process of keeping records for revalidation.
Input fields are fully customizable allowing users to match fields required for their individual educational & validation requirements.
The app also includes a financial logbook to aid tracking of costs and expenses.
Registered users can opt to use the locum availability calendar. By adding availability local surgeries will be able to see when you are free to work and book you directly.
Registered users can sync their clinical logs with our online server. Here all data entered can be reviewed in your personal account and exported in the format of your choice.
Vision test is useful for:
- Patients with blurred or distorted vision
- Patients that have eye strains or chronic headaches or fatigue
- Patients who have memorized the office chart
- House visits
- Household tests for adults who have doubts if a doctor's visit is required
- Household tests for children
- Schools, kindergartens, universities or offices for monitoring
- Random test charts to eliminate boring and repeating experiences;
- Snellen chart
- LogMAR chart
- Golovin–Sivtsev table
- Landolt C known also as Japanese Vision Test
- Tumbling E chart
- Voice controls to help you navigate easier;
- Smooth and intuitive interface with animations.
The Visual Acuity Test is the most common and useful eye test for the visual function assessment. Visual acuity problems (shortsightedness or myopia and long sightedness or hyperopia) often come with birth, but also can be acquired during time.
It is recommended to pass this vision test regularly. It is designed for different ages and intellectual groups and doesn't require literacy to take our tests. Special symbols are given for children, as well as this eye test is possible to take through numbers and specially chosen letters.The selection of symbols is based on the popular Snellen Chart, LogMAR chart, Golovin–Sivtsev table, Landolt C (Landolt ring or Landolt broken ring), Tumbling E chart and other scientific resources.
The vision test is made with the best of intentions. The intuitive and flawless design allows you to navigate easily through the application. The voice guidance is provided during the test so that you don't need to move your mobile device near or far to read the instructions but instead you can hear the nice voice guiding you through different steps and actions. The voice can easily be muted and unmuted.
In the test, you are given objects. You should identify the object if possible and whether it appears blurry or clear. At the end of the test results will show whether you have normal visual acuity or not for each eye separately.
More details about visual acuity, eye tests and trainings as well as other eye related topics can be found in our news.eyeexamtest.com blog.
The Visual Acuity Test is continuously under improvement so your feedback is appreciated!
- Take the most comfortable position to relax.
- Have a mild nature light and no glare on the phone screen.
- Place your phone approx. 50 cm/20 inches from your eyes.
- Cover one eye at a time with your hand.
- Try to identify the given object.
- Try to identify whether the object appears blurry or clear.
This application is not intended to replace optician's regular full examination. We recommend you get a full eye test after using it.
New legislation (the Health and Social Care Act 2008) has made it a requirement that all healthcare organisations in England will need to register with the healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). For primary medical services of general practice this the deadline for registering will be April 2013.
MPS has developed this application as a guide to help its members through the registration process.
Content has been broken down into easy-to-read sections, with useful navigation tools to help you access all the information you need to complete your CQC registration.
You will will be able to search for up to date GP vacancies, whether short or longer term, very quickly and simply.
You will be able to search for jobs close to home, or maybe where you plan to settle in the future. The app will indicate the type of surgery software used, to ensure that you feel at home with your choice of locum work. If you have any last minute availability due to a cancellation, then you can search the app to see what's available.
One touch booking.
Once you have found a suitable position, you will be able to email or telephone one of the Pegasus medical team at the touch of a button to secure the placement.
With an unexpected bonus - a welcome bonus to thank you for registering with Pegasus.
The features include:
A push Notification News system
A Healthcare Phone Directory
A directory of services and Clinics
Local Clinical Pathway Guides
A training log for appraisals
A reminder system for clinical follow-up
A news line for Clinical Commissioners to inform front line clinicians
A feedback system for Commissioners to get information from the “grass-roots”
The application will be the easiest and quickest way for clinicians to contact the hospital, record their educational activities or ensure a result can be followed up and actioned. It will make a clinicians working life easier and be used every day.
It provides the perfect opportunity for Commissioners to inform and educate clinicians regarding new pathways and services. It gives all clinicians the opportunity to become truly involved in developing improved care.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided in this application is intended for healthcare professionals use only and should not be construed as a substitute for medical advice. Healthcare professionals outside the Healtheast CIC consortium area should not assume that the information is appropriate for their own region.
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Scoring system for CHA2DS2VASc and HAS-BLED (HASBLED)
Aimed at General Practitioners, practice nurses, community nurses, useful for QoF (Quality and outcomes framework) as well
CHAD score CHADVASC CHAD2 CHAD2VASC2
The two scores operate independently of one another, where the questions overlap with differences these are highlighted. The only point of note here is that the question “Clinical signs and symptoms of DVT (minimum of leg swelling and pain with palpation of the deep veins)” in the PE score and worth three points is replaced by the three questions relating to pain and swelling within the original DVT score. A tick on the question relating to tenderness along the deep veins and one or both of the questions relating to swelling (over 3cm... or of the whole leg) will allocate the three points correctly to the PE score. Of course if you are scoring a DVT then the score accumulates as you might expect.
If the text is too small simply tap it to get a larger view then tap again or press the 'back' button to dismiss. The references and information about the App are available via the menu button. Tapping the “Use this because..” will bring up the two level score outcomes. Suggestions are welcome. Suitable for general practitioners, community nurses, specialist nurses, registrars, other junior doctors and medical students.
1.2.2 Changed the layout a little so than now the NICE guidance is present at the bottom of the screen for ease of reference. Just scroll down to take a look.
It is suitable for use by general practitioners, community psychiatric nurses, community nurses midwives and trainee doctors or medical students, clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals.
Has support for Spanish French and Norwegian.
At last a version of Qrisk for android! This is the primary prevention risk scoring system based on the desktop version of Qrisk2-2013 (Copyright © 2008-13 ClinRisk Ltd. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED).
It works out the risk of having a myocardial infarction or stroke, it gives the 1 to 10 year risk as well as the Qriskage (QRISKage™ is © 2010-13 ClinRisk Ltd). This scoring system has greater validity than the modified Framingham score, please see in in App references.
This App uses the same algorithm as the original Qrisk desktop version (and their i phone version,) it is produced using the code available as open source software which implements the QRISK2®-2012 scores, released under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence, version 3. Please take time to read this information in the 'about' menu.
It will therefore faithfully reproduce the same scores as the original.
Unfortunately the Townsend to Postcode table that the desk top version uses to quantify deprivation is not accessible to mobiles (this goes for the ClinRisk ltd's i phone version too) and so I have used a slider bar where one can estimate deprivation. It can be turned off if desired. Click the 'null' tick box to remove this. Market towns are going to lie from the mid line to the upper fifth, and inner city tower blocks be in the lower fifth for example. If the 'null' value is set then deprivation plays no part in the assessment, this means that the more deprived you are the score will be underestimated by a few percent, and likewise over estimate your risk , again by a few percentage points, if the patient is more privileged.
This is intended for use by all health care professionals involved in assessing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk. It is a primary prevention tool only. It will be of particular use to general practitioners when completing the QoF (Quality and Outcomes Framework) when assessing CVD risk, whichever clinical system be it systemOne or Emis, as the data can be entered whilst viewing other screens. It is not ideal for patients to use this to assess their own risk of heart attack nor stroke.
For UK General Practitioners I have added a 'Qof Correction' button, this runs the score again but sets the BP to 150/90 for the patients aged 80 and more and to 140/90 for those 79 years of age and less. The reason being that there is a reasonable opinion that lowering a 78 year old's BP to 140/90 or less is not always a good idea. This button thus calculates the corrected risk of heart attack or stroke if their BP were at the lower level. The idea being it provides another source of evidence that exception reporting is perhaps the best option.
It is validated for use in the United Kingdom. However the algorithm is said to have some use internationally and can act as a guide in other westernized societies.
It should be noted that this App is a tool and all decisions about a patient's health are the responsibility of the medical practitioner making the decision. I cannot accept any responsibility for its use or misuse.
Suitable for anyone involved in diabetes care be they doctors or nurses, community or hospital medics, medical students, dietitians, general practitioners, practice nurses, diabetes nurse specialists.
The App also has the diagnostic criteria for diabetes using HbA1c from the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as some of the pitfalls of diagnosis as outlined by the referenced research. These three papers are the start of an intriguing argument about the merits of this diagnostic process. I think Farmer's subheading "Be aware of clinical circumstances in which results may mislead" sums it up nicely.
The diagnosis of diabetes section is accessed through the 'menu' button.
Patients need not worry themselves with this App.
Version 1.2 deals with a rounding up problem which was giving slightly non standard results, much to users chagrin, this version will only give expected results, please take time to rate it if you believe its improved from the 1 ratings.
The App also now incorporates its own key pad for a new feel and better landscape functionality.
Work out your 10 year risk of getting:
Act now, do not be afraid.
Take control and reduce your risk.
You influence your future health. Change it for the better.
Diabetes is a damaging disease with blindness, impotence,and amputation all possible. Heart attack and stroke often follow and if they do not kill you at first strike, then they can leave you seriously disabled.
We only have one life, prevention is so much better when there is no cure.
This app uses the best available science with the QRisk and Qdiabetes 2013 risk tools (copyright ClinRisk LTD) . Assess your 10 year risk, or that of your love ones.
If it is high then you may need to seek medical attention, but you can also change the major risk factors yourself.
If you smoke, run the app again with 'ex smoker' selected, see your risk fall, worried about weight gain on stopping smoking? Run it again a few pounds heavier, is your risk still lower than doing nothing? Run it again then with you 10 years older. Going to see your children through university? Worried about your parents seeing them get the grade?
As a doctor I see far too many people who have allowed their weight, smoking habits and bad diets, to wreck havoc with their bodies.
With this app take control or use it to persuade those that you love to take a healthier option.
Knowing your actual risk will enable you to take action, no need to guess or be vaguely aware that something is not good for you, enter the data and see what you need to change in your life.
The Qrisk tools are the industry standard methods of determining your risk of developing these dangerous diseases. Up and down the length of the UK your family doctors (GP's) use this same method, and the UK government is introducing a health check program to look at similar issues. All this power in the palm of your hand in your own app. Possibly the most important App you will own, find out what your 10 year risk is. Heart disease and stroke taken together are the commonest cause of death in the UK, and diabetes is one of the causes of developing the blockages in your arteries that make these conditions happen. Use the app to find your risk then the in App query buttons (?) to get some advice, or be taken to authoritative web sites (NHS Choices for e.g) for more in depth information on how to change your ways and reduce your risk.
Run the app again with a lower weight, or with you not smoking and see those risk score fall, what is your best strategy?
Maybe you will discover that your risk is already low! Well no need to continue worrying about your health then, as you are probably already doing the best you can. Enjoy your life, but look out for accidents!
This app is only relevant for people between the ages of 25 and 84. It is only truly validated for a UK population but might have some relevance and would certainly give an estimate of risk for subjects of any westernized industrial society.
Your risk is related to your age, sex, ethnicity, level of deprivation, smoking status, BMI, systolic blood pressure, cholesterol ratio with HDL (high density lipoproteins), whether you are already on a blood pressure medication, whether you have diabetes, renal (kidney) failure, rheumatoid arthritis, whether you have a relative with heart disease or stroke and whether you have atrial fibrillation (AF) or not. Diabetes Mellitus is predicated by family history, steroid usage.
This App uses the Qrisk algorithm devised by Nottingham university and is the copyright of ClinRisk Ltd, I am able to utilize the algorithm using the GNU Lesser General Public Licence, please see the in App menu for the full description of this licence. Also see the references section in which the authors explain why Qrisk is a more accurate method of determining risk than the Framingham algorithm.
This app is aimed at medical professionals particularly primary care professionals and includes the following scores.
Qrisk, CHAD2DS2_VASc and HAS-BLED scores, ABCD2, Wells, Epworth, and a glycated Hb converter with the WHO recommended diagnostic thresholds and pitfalls to diagnosis all via the in app menu system.
These scores are variously used in diabetes mellitus diagnosis, Atrial fibrillation stroke reduction assessments sleep apnoea and snoring assessments, prevention of heart attach myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accidents as well as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) assessment and pulmonary embolus (PE) assessment via the combined Wells score, please read the in app information regarding this score. They may also help with QoF assesments (Quality and outcomes framework)
This is the free version look out for the paid version (coming soon) that will allow you to load your own photographs for a more personal experience out there when crafting your diagnoses!