Useful Links

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REGULATORY / PROFESSIONAL BODIES

General Medical Council http://www.gmc-uk.org/index.asp

Appraisal and Revalidation http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/revalidation.asp

Good Medical Practice http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/index.asp

Concerns about Doctors http://www.gmc-uk.org/concerns/index.asp

National Training Survey http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/surveys.asp

GMC List of Approved GP Trainers         http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/approval_trainers.asp 

 

Royal College of General Practitioners http://www.rcgp.org.uk/

Revalidation and CPD http://www.rcgp.org.uk/revalidation-and-cpd.aspx

Courses and Events http://www.rcgp.org.uk/courses-and-events.aspx

GP Training and Exams http://www.rcgp.org.uk/gp-training-and-exams.aspx


British Medical Association http://bma.org.uk/

Practical Support at work http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work

GP Trainee Subcommittee http://bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/how-we-work/negotiating-committees/general-practitioners-committee/gp-trainees-subcommittee


NHS Revalidation Support http://www.revalidationsupport.nhs.uk/index.php

Care Quality Commission http://www.cqc.org.uk/

Kings Fund http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/


The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding.

CLINICAL INFORMATION SERVICES AND JOURNALS

NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence http://www.nice.org.uk/

NICE Evidence Services are a suite of six services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. The suite of services consist of:
  • Evidence Search
  • Journals and Databases including access to Health Database Advance Search (HDAS)
  • Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)
  • BNF microsite
  • UK DUETs
  • Bulletins, Alerts and Evidence Awareness Service 

SIGN http://www.sign.ac.uk/

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland. SIGN guidelines are derived from a systematic review of the scientific literature and are designed as a vehicle for accelerating the translation of new knowledge into action to meet the aim of reducing variations in practice, and improving patient-important outcomes.

EBM http://ebm.bmj.com/

Evidence-Based Medicine systematically searches a wide range of international medical journals applying strict criteria for the validity of research. Experts critically appraise the validity of the most clinically relevant articles and summarize them including commentary on their clinical applicability. EBM also publishes articles relevant to the study and practice of evidence-based medicine.

Bandolier http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/

The impetus behind Bandolier was to find information about evidence of effectiveness (or lack of it), and put the results forward as simple bullet points of those things that worked and those that did not: a bandolier with bullets. Information comes from systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomised trials, and from high quality observational studies. Each month PubMed and the Cochrane Library are searched for systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in the recent past.


British Medical Journal http://www.bmj.com/

BMJ Learning http://learning.bmj.com/learning/home.html

High-quality CME / CPD for doctors and other healthcare professionals. BMJ Learning features hundreds of accredited, peer-reviewed learning modules in text, video, and audio formats.

BMJ Masterclasses http://masterclasses.bmj.com/gp-courses

BMJ Masterclasses, led by experts, help clinicians to use the latest evidence and recent guidelines in practice and meet their CPD/CME requirements. Our GP courses are designed for general practitioners of all grades. This series of events includes our popular two day General Update which gives you the latest evidence, new guidelines, and best practice in 12 important clinical topics helping you to keep up to date and prepare for your next appraisal and revalidation.


GP Notebook http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/homepage.cfm

GPnotebook is a system designed to provide a concise synopsis of the entire field of clinical medicine with material organised systematically to ensure rapid retrieval of information.
The content of GPnotebook is based on clinical practice in the United Kingdom and provides a clinical reference guide for general practitioners and medical students; it may also be a useful reference resource for other health professionals.

BNF http://www.bnf.org/bnf/index.htm

The BNF and BNF for Children provide UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner

RCGP e-learning http://www.elearning.rcgp.org.uk/

This is the RCGP’s e-learning website containing courses and updates for general practice.

Patient.co.uk http://www.patient.co.uk/

An accessible and comprehensive resources for use GPs during consultations, Contains health/ disease leaflets, patient support orgs, and all about medicines.

Pulse http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/

Pulse magazine was launched in 1960 as an all-purpose toolkit for general practice, designed to keep GPs up to date with the latest news about their work

GP http://www.gponline.com/currentissue/

GP is the essential fortnightly magazine for UK family doctors.

MEDICAL EDUCATION ORGANISATIONS AND JOURNALS

APCE http://www.apce.co.uk/


Aims to unite, inspire and support primary care educators. It:
  • Providing a platform for educational development 
  • Addressing their learning needs 
  • Creating an educational network 
  • Representing the interest of Primary Care Educators 
  • Establishing a national identity for Primary Care Educators

Education for Primary Care http://www.radcliffehealth.com/shop/education-primary-care

Education for Primary Care aims to reflect the best experience, expertise and innovative ideas in the development of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing primary care education. The website provides:
  • Peer-reviewed articles covering up-to-date research and case studies
  • Research tools and resources to help you put innovations and ideas into practice
  • Incisive discussion and debate in forums and on the blog about development and best practice for primary care education

GP e-hub http://www.gpehub.org/

This is a learning resource funded by West Midlands Workforce Deanery for GP trainees, trainers and programme directors. You will find a number of podcasts and screen casts about training. You are also invited to contribute to make the site useful to you as a learner in the West Midlands.
This website offers free educational resources relating to GP Specialty training.


GP-Links www.gplinks.co.uk

Although Google is good, it can be embarrassing to use in front of patients as it can make you look a bit clueless. Try GP links instead which is a customised google search which means it only looks at a set of reliable medical websites.


Bradford VTS website www.bradfordvts.co.uk


This is the definitive website for VTS – it has an encyclopedic content relevant to both trainers and registrars.

AMEE http://www.amee.org/


AMEE helps teachers, doctors, researchers, administrators, curriculum developers, assessors and students keep up to date with developments in the rapidly changing world of medical and healthcare professions education.

Medical Teacher www.medicalteacher.org


Medical Teacher is the Journal of AMEE and is supplied free in hard copy format to individual and student members (12 issues per year).

ASME http://www.asme.org.uk/


ASME seeks to -
  • Promote high quality research into medical education
  • Provide opportunities for developing medical educators
  • Disseminate good evidence based educational practice
  • Inform and advise Governmental and other organisations on medical education matters
  • Develop relationships with other organisations and groupings in health care education.

Scaling the Heights http://www.scalingtheheights.co.uk/

Scaling The Heights is an organisation of like-minded medical educationalists based around the UK. We are committed to learner-centred teaching, and in particular valuing the individual. We believe that by focusing on valuing one another we can contribute significantly to a healthier and happier morale and ethos in the Health Service, and ultimately to an improved standard of patient care. The educational activities we provide aim to enable participants to learn more effectively and enjoyably.

MEDICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES IN SOCIAL MEDIA


Twitter Accounts

GP Education WMids @GPEducation
Information and support for trainees, trainers and GP educators in the West Midlands. Part of @healthed_wmids. RTs are not necessarily endorsements.

Health Education WM@HealthEd_WMids
We're responsible for healthcare education and training in the West Midlands. Part of Health Education England. RTs not necessarily endorsements.

NHS Health Ed Eng@NHS_HealthEdEng
We're the new national organisation that leads education, training and workforce development to drive the highest quality public health and patient outcomes.

Clare Gerada@clarercgp
Chair of Royal College of General Practitioners, largest College in UK, 46000 members. We promote clinical excellence in primary care.My thoughts are my own

Maureen@MaureenZk60
GP and Patient Safety advocate. Chair-Elect RCGP. My views are my own.

‏RCGP  @rcgp
The Royal College of General Practitioners is the professional membership body for family doctors in the UK and overseas.

BJGP@BJGPjournal
The British Journal of General Practice is an international journal publishing articles of interest to family practitioners & primary care researchers worldwide

BMJ@bmj_latest
BMJ - British Medical Journal aims to lead the debate on health, and to engage doctors, researchers and health professionals to improve outcomes for patients.

Clare J Taylor@clarejtaylor
Academic GP and First5 Clinical Lead. Passionate about excellence in general practice.

Trisha Greenhalgh@trishgreenhalgh
Doctor and academic

Ben Goldacre@bengoldacre
Doctor, nerd cheerleader, Bad Science person, stats geek, procrastinator

Roy Lilley@RoyLilley
Health writer and commentator

Atul Gawande@Atul_Gawande
Surgeon, Writer, Researcher, Dilettante.

Ben Riley@DrBenRiley
Curriculum Director @RCGP; Author of The Condensed Curriculum Guide & The Social Media Highway Code. Posts are for interest only, not professional advice!

Margaret McCartney@mgtmccartney
evidence, professionalism, politics, screening, risk, ethics, NHS, general practice. Radio 4's #insidehealth, BMJ. Patient Paradox

Jonathon Tomlinson@mellojonny
East London GP, tutor and outspoken patient advocate, medical sceptic and policy critic. Electable man @rcgp

Medical Humanities@mdiclhumanities
Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University http://www.dur.ac.uk/cmh Tweets by @literarti @felicitycallard @willviney

Sabena Jameel@SabenaJ
GP, Medical Educator/Associate Dean, mum of 3. PhD student (Education). Seeking Eudaimonia for all. Views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

Kate Granger@GrangerKate
Wife, daughter, sister, aunty, friend, doctor, patient and author. Always trying to look on the bright side of life...

John Launer@JohnLauner
Doctor, educator, family therapist, writer. 30 years as an NHS GP. Excited by narrative medicine, evolution and most things in between. Associate editor @PMJ.

Martin Brunet@DocMartin68
General Practitioner, GP educator, blogger and amateur artist. Passionate about patient-centred care and meaningful communication.

AnneMarie Cunningham@amcunningham
GP, Clinical Lecturer and EdD student... interested in everything:) Determined not to be one of the sheep.

Richard Lehman@RichardLehman1
Ancient English GP. All medical data should be open and shared. Use your right brain to make a better world for yourself and others. Have fun.

John Appleby@jappleby123
Chief economist, The King's Fund. Visiting professor, Department of Economics, City University, London. Columnist, British Medical Journal

PulseToday@pulsetoday
http://PulseToday.co.uk - Medical news, views, education and clinical information to GPs, nurses and other health professionals.

GP Update@GP_Update
GP Update Ltd is run entirely by GPs to bring you up to speed on the latest issues, literature, research and guidelines. Dr James Cave is behind our tweets