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Instant Wisdom for GPs

Pearls from All the Specialities, 1st Edition

Edited by Keith Hopcroft

CRC Press

187 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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This essential guide for GPs distils years of knowledge, experience, and key evidence into 25 easy-to-read chapters, each one covering a different speciality.

Every consultant has pearls of wisdom they wish they could share with GPs: knowledge they have acquired from years of experience and evidence-based study, which could lead to better patient care and more efficient use of resources. Instant Wisdom for GPs gathers these pearls together, presenting ten bullet-point gems from each speciality, together with advice on overlooked or obscure diagnoses, guidance on how to distinguish tricky differentials, and tips on prescribing.

Each of these 25 chapters is written by an expert with lengthy experience in his or her field:

  • Cardiology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynaecology
  • ENT
  • Renal
  • General Practice
  • Orthopaedic
  • Haematology
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Diabetes
  • Urology
  • Functional Symptoms
  • Respiratory
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Paediatrics
  • Sexual Health
  • Rheumatology
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Dermatology
  • Palliative Care
  • Allergy
  • Gastroenterology

From the author of the critically acclaimed Symptom Sorter.

Table of Contents

Cardiology, Jerome Ment. Haematology, Andy Hughes. Respiratory, Rudy Sinha-Ray and Neal Navani. Rheumatology, Jessica Manson and Charlotte Wing. Ophthalmology, Omar Rafiq. Psychiatry, David Baldwin. General Surgery, Nick Redwood. Care of the elderly, James Woodard. Gynaecology, Elizabeth Ball. Neurology, Richard Davenport. Oncology, Karol Sikora. Dermatology, Matthew Harries. ENT, Andy Bath. Diabetes, Tahseen Chowdhury. Thyroid disease, Mark Vanderpump. Palliative Care, Dylan Harris. Renal, Aroon Lal. Urology, Ian Eardley. Paediatrics, Peter Heinz. Allergy, Hasan Arshad and Tak Chin. General Practice, Keith Hopcroft. Functional symptoms, Richard Davenport. Sexual health, Michael Rayment. Gastroenterology, Steve Middleton. Orthopaedic, Phil Clelland and John Leach.

About the Editor

Dr Keith Hopcroft is a full time GP in Basildon. He's also a Sun doctor with features and Q&As every Thursday, and contributes occasionally to the Times newspaper as well as being medical editor to Pulse magazine. Keith has published a number of medical books, including the BMA Highly Commended Symptom Sorter, both under his own name and a pseudonym.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Administration
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine