GP Update: Bringing GPs up to speed in one day!

GP Update

Do you want a quick and easy refresher on all topics relevant to your day-to-day practice? The GP Update course collates all the latest literature and current guidelines pertinent to primary care into an easy-to-digest format, bringing you up to speed in just one day! Continue reading “GP Update: Bringing GPs up to speed in one day!”

How to manage gout in everyday clinical practice

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Despite being regarded as an easy-to-treat disease, gout diagnosis and management can be challenging for primary care practitioners. A review published recently in the Current Medical Research and Opinion journal discussed current issues in gout management and proposed some potential solutions. Continue reading “How to manage gout in everyday clinical practice”

HealthCert Doctors for Development Scholarship: Dr Traoré improving patient outcomes in Guinea

This report was prepared by Dr Ibrahima Traoré of Conakry, based in Guinea, who completed the General Dermatology course through the HealthCert Doctors for Development Scholarship. The program was established to provide access to quality education in the areas of skin cancer medicine and general dermatology for physicians who practise in the world’s least developed countries. To learn more about the scholarship, please click here.


Guinea is an underdeveloped country where more than half of the population lives on less than $1 a day. Difficulties encountered in the health system include errors in the diagnosis of diseases, a lack of training, low standard of living among patients, and a lack of information in the community about diseases. Diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes occupy most of the consultations in health centres and university hospitals. Continue reading “HealthCert Doctors for Development Scholarship: Dr Traoré improving patient outcomes in Guinea”

[WEBINAR] Do you know how to turn a dissatisfied patient into a happy patient?

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Do you know how to turn a dissatisfied patient into a happy patient? In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we shared the best approaches for turning dissatisfied patients into happy ones, with tips on how you can measure the NPS score of your practice. Continue reading “[WEBINAR] Do you know how to turn a dissatisfied patient into a happy patient?”

Oral vs Topical Isotretinoin in the Treatment of Plane Warts

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Plane warts are a common therapeutic problem. A study published in the International Journal of Dermatology sought to assess the efficacy and safety of oral versus topical isotretinoin in the treatment of plane warts. Continue reading “Oral vs Topical Isotretinoin in the Treatment of Plane Warts”

Will artificial intelligence replace dermatologists?

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Will artificial intelligence reduce the need for skilled dermatologists in the future? In a commentary recently published in the Conference Review of the 76th American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting 2018, Dr S. Swetter discussed whether artificial intelligence will “do us out of a job”. Continue reading “Will artificial intelligence replace dermatologists?”

[WEBINAR]: Do you have an exit strategy from your medical practice?

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In this month’s webinar with our CEO Paul Elmslie, we shared the most common exit strategy options for medical professionals.

Do you know all your options and potential exit strategies as a practice owner? Preparing your clinic for your retirement can be a difficult task. As you approach this milestone in the near or distant future, you will wonder how you can realise the value of your practice, and how you can best prepare it to optimise its value. Paul provides real-time expert advice on these pressing questions in this month’s webinar. Continue reading “[WEBINAR]: Do you have an exit strategy from your medical practice?”

Genital Lesions in Organ Transplant Recipients

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What types of genital lesions are found in organ transplant recipients and at what frequency? A study recently published in JAMA Dermatology assessed the prevalence and types of genital lesions observed in organ transplant recipients. Continue reading “Genital Lesions in Organ Transplant Recipients”

Can we prevent atopic dermatitis?

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The 76th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology brought together dermatologists and healthcare professionals in dermatology-related specialities from around the world. An interesting question was raised – of particular interest in general practice – as to whether we can prevent atopic dermatitis. Continue reading “Can we prevent atopic dermatitis?”

What is the relationship between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome?

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What is the relationship between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome? A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology sought to determine the association between the two conditions.

Psoriasis is a condition in which skin cells build up and form scales and itchy, dry patches. Several studies have suggested a relationship between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Continue reading “What is the relationship between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome?”