This new edition of the MRCGP Study Guide has been purposely revised and updated to comprehensively cover every aspect of the membership examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners. It takes you through all the main medical topics fundamental to general practice, all relevant non- clinical areas, and then finally tests you with an AKT and CSA style examination. All the information you need in one place. This guide can be used as a source of reference, and for revising, to ensure you are perfectly prepared. It saves you the colossal amount of time you would otherwise need to cover the same ground.
Introduction. How to use this book. The MRCGP examination. The six core competencies. Essential knowledge statements. Being a general practitioner. The general practice consultation. Clinical governance. Patient safety. Clinical ethics and values-based practice. Promoting equality and valuing diversity. Evidence-based practice. Research and academic activity. Teaching, mentoring and clinical supervision. Management in primary care. Information management and technology. Healthy people: promoting health and preventing disease. Genetics in primary care. Care of acutely ill people. Care of children and young people. Care of older adults. Women's health. Men's health. Sexual health. Care of people with cancer and palliative care. Care of people with mental health problems. Care of people with learning disabilities. Cardiovascular problems. Digestive problems. Drug and alcohol problems. ENT and facial problems. Eye problems. Metabolic problems. Neurological problems. Respiratory problems. Rheumatology and conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Skin problems. The rest of general practice. AKT introduction. AKT questions. AKT answers. CSA introduction. CSA cases and answers. Beyond the MRCGP. After you qualify. References.