This is the most comprehensive resource for trainees sitting the RCGP consultation skills’ exam (RCA/CSA), offering a complete curriculum guide as well as 100 roleplays that can be removed and practised in pairs.
The guidance is seamlessly aligned to the NEW RCGP 2020 curriculum, fully up to date and referenced with the latest guidelines, with detailed ‘example’ answers for each case. Offering a new, straightforward consultation model highly suited to the requirements of the exam, the book provides:
- A realistic amount of information for both ‘doctor’ and ‘patient’.
- The answers! Each case includes a fully worked-up example consultation.
- Summaries of guidelines and tips from the authors own experience of the RCGP exams - both as candidates and as teachers for many hundreds of trainees.
- An easy way to mark each other’s role plays, with tick boxes on the Example Consultation and a universally applicable marking scheme.
- A colour coded curriculum for ease of reference.
- The only Casebook and revision guide providing information and answers across the 2020 curriculum.
The Complete MRCGP casebook is essential reading for any candidate preparing for their final clinical and consultation skills’ exam and will remain an invaluable resource for best practice after qualification.
Table of Contents
Introduction and How to use the book. Useful summaries. Skills required for this exam and marking those skills. Complete GP’s Useful Tips. Recorded Case Analysis. 100 cases, aligned to the NEW 2020 RCGP curriculum, clinical and life stages topics. Allergy and Immunology. Cardiovascular health. Dermatology. ENT, speech and hearing. Eyes and vision. Gastroenterology. Genomic medicine. Gynaecology and breast. Haematology. Infectious diseases and travel health. Kidney and urology. Mental health. Metabolic problems and endocrinology. Musculoskeletal health. Neurodevelopmental disorders, intellectual and social disability. Neurology. Population health -Promoting health and preventing disease. Respiratory health. Sexual health. Smoking, alcohol and substance use. Examinations Check Lists.
Dr Emily Blount became a GP in August 2014 after scoring in the top 3% of candidates in her CSA exam.
Dr Helen Kirby-Blount became a GP in July 2015 after sitting the CSA early in her training.
Dr Liz Moulton MBE has been a GP trainer for 25 years, with a wealth of experience of preparing candidates for the MRCGP. She has undertaken most roles within HEE Yorkshire and the Humber including Deputy Director of Postgraduate GP Education.