List of 40 helpful Websites for busy GPs

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List of 40 helpful Websites for busy GPs

Given below is the list of 40 essential websites that in result will help you answer your queries during the consultation. 

  • Guidance and General Health Information

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) will be a useful site if you need details or information for a particular topic.

For advice and essential information regarding the health, public health, social care National Institution for Health and Care Excellence guidance or Scottish Intercollegiate Guidance Network guidance will be a useful source. 

For clinical guideline summaries from NICE and SIGN, you can visit the website Guidelines which can be accessed during consultation or home visit. 

Patients and Health professionals can access to Patient.info for evidence-based information on wide range of medical and health topics. 

Univadis provides helpful resources for daily practice with no cost. 

The official website of National Health Service (NHS) England provides thousand of articles, videos and tools of information and conditions about services, aimed at patients. 

Information and guidance for North America/ USA subscribe to UpToDate or Mayo Clinic

GPnotebook can be beneficial for immediate reference resource for clinicians in the UK. 

WHO which directs and coordinates international health within the United Nations’ system provides global health guidelines.     

  • Prescription Based Websites

Guidance on the drug management of common conditions, prescribing, monitoring, dispensing, administering medicines and details of medicines with special references to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, doses, and relative costs visit British National Formulary (BNF). It can easily be accessed through smartphones or tablet app. 

MIMS, the free online site for GPs and nurses upon registration is one of the most up-to-date prescribing references for healthcare professionals.    

  • Accident and Emergency A&E

Resuscitation Council of UK believes in promoting high-quality, scientific and resuscitation guidelines that are applicable to everybody.  

Glasgow Coma Score (GCS) is commonly used by pre-hospital during the patient’s hospital course to evaluate for mental status (Coma severity or head injuries) assessment in both traumatic and non-traumatic presentations. 

In order to decide the need for imaging in ankle trauma patients, Ottawa Ankle Rule is used by GPs. The UK National Poisons Information Service, TOXBASE is accessed for the information of Poisons. 

  • Health information for Children

Access to RCPCH for early years UK-WHO growth chart and resources for children. 

There are NICE fever guidelines available via CSK and NICE in order to manage the feverish Child’s condition.    

  • Eyes, Ear, Nose and Throat

In order to manage a sore throat, score your health by using FeverPain or CENTOR sites. 

Epworth sleepiness scale (via British Snoring Association) is used to primarily ascertain the obstructive sleep Apnoea. 

Moorfields Eye Hospital provides high range of information for eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions.           

  • Lifestyle

Hepatitis C online provides Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

The World Cancer Research Fund Cancer Prevention Recommendations accords details and advice on how to prevent from cancer. 

NHS choices avail information for Healthy Eating

Foreign travel advice from the UK government, NaTHNac, TRAVAX, FitforTravel, Jane Chiodine's website access useful resources for travel health.

  • Infections

For Antibiotic treatments in adult access MIMS's drug reference table. 

Primary Care Antibiotic Guideline 2015 (Lambeth & Southwark CCG, London) produced by CCGs for local guidelines. 

In order to categorize your infection visit Infectious diseases A-Z (gov.uk) or Disease Directory (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

  • Details for Sexual & Reproductive Health

Pregnancy due date calculator can be accessed on Patient.info. Use MIMS drug reference table for Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Public health England provides information for antenatal and newborn screening timelines. 

  • Mental Health 

Find Antidepressants, a guide to switching and withdrawing details in the MIMS drug reference table. 

Use the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) via patient.info for anxiety and depression. 

  • Stay Updated

Network Locum blog and myHealth bytes keep you updated through blogs. You can stay up-to-date through news by Pulse and GP Online

DISCLAIMER: The information on this blog is for News Reporting and Educational Purposes Only.

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