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Welcome to the latest news section for GPs

Our monthly newsletters are designed to keep primary care up to speed on recent developments within Leicester‘s Hospitals.

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  • GP Newsletter August 2015 [pdf / 3.15MB] GP Practice Temperature Check; Update from the Medical Director – SHMI Score; Thyroid Cancer Follow-up Guidelines on PRISM; Updates from the Data Quality Team; Transfer To Assess At Home Pathway for County Patients; Haematology Management and Referral Guidelines; Emergency Generator Testing Dates; Tuberculosis: atypical presentations; LMSG Newsletter; Pneumonia Specialist Nurse Service; 'Not all urines are the same'; Life Study – Birth Cohort Study; Changes to Radiology screens in ICE; GP Education and Events: Leicester Paediatric Grand Round – 10 September 2015, Diabetes Update Event – 10 September 2015, Radiology and Gynaecology Event – 17 September 2015
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  • GP Newsletter July 2015 [pdf / 4.27MB] Using Printed labels for Pathology Samples; New at LRI – Suspected New onset Inflammatory Arthritis Clinic; Quality Improvement Project into Blood Coagulation Screening; UHL June 2015 Performance Report; Microbiology User Survey; Emergency Floor update; Our Services ...Your Thoughts – Trauma Orthopaedics Pathway; Emergency Generator Test Dates; LMSG Newsletter link; New GP Educational Vodcast Series; Review of Urology and Renal Radiology Event held on 18 June 2015; Save the Date – Thursday 17 September – GP Educational Event – Radiology and Gynaecology; Events attended by UHL Consultants; Consultant Update; GP Education and Events: Leicestershire Palliative Care Study Group Study Day: Symptom Control for Cancer and Non-Cancer Patients: SADS Awareness Conference: Advanced Musculoskeletal Injection Update
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  • GP Newsletter for June 2015 [pdf / 4.09MB] Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy (AFLP); Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening (AAA); Clinical Trial for Heart Failure Patients; New Library at the LRI; Leicester Fertility Clinic launches new website; Ambulatory Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Clinic at the Glenfield Hospital; Our Services ...Your Thoughts – Trauma Orthopaedics Pathway; Emergency Generator Test Dates; LMSG Newsletter link; Paediatric Milk Allergy Study; Events attended by UHL Consultants; GP Education and Events - Leicestershire Palliative Care Study Group Study Day: Symptom Control for Cancer and Non-Cancer Patients - SADS Awareness Conference - Advanced Musculoskeletal Injection Update
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  • GP Newsletter May 2015 [pdf / 2.71MB] Newly appointed Directors – Julie Smith, Chief Nurse and Louise Tibbert, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development; April 2015 Performance Update from our Chief Operating Officer; Updated Cellulitis Pathway; 'Throat' option added to ICE when testing for Chlamydia; Referral pathways for abnormal USS of Liver or Pancreas now available on PRISM; Feedback sought on GP Hotline; Reminder of upcoming Emergency Generator testing; Events attended by UHL Consultants; Opportunities for GPs with a Specialist Interest in Emergency Medicine to work on a sessional basis within the team; Link to the Leicestershire Medicines Strategy Group newsletter; GP Education and Events
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  • GP Newsletter April 2015 [pdf / 2.48MB] Lithium: Could your patients be at risk?; A new Joint email account for accessing the GP Services Team; New Advice and Guidance Services on Choose and Book; Our Services… Your thoughts! – Hot-topic: GP Hotline; Emergency Generator Testing Dates; Updated Policy - Prevention of CIN in Adults on Metformin; Review of Musculoskeletal Radiology Event; Leicestershire Medicines Strategy Group Newsletter; Newly appointed Consultant in Rheumatology; Rapid Access Chest Pain clinic Referral Forms update; Consultant Update; GP Education and Events: Leicestershire Palliative Care Group Study Day: GI Cancers – 14 May 2015: Renal and Urology Radiology – 18 June 2015: Joint Injection Course – 27 June 2015
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  • GP Newsletter March 2015 [pdf / 2.32MB] Breath Test can detect Lung Cancer; GP ECG Open Access Service Referrals; Children's Gastroenterology Service Update; GP Referrals to Trauma Orthopaedics update; Root Cause Analysis overview of Pathology (PMIP) incident in October 2014; Pioneering Work – Plastic Surgery; Newly appointed Consultant Radiologist – Dr Imran Khan; Emergency Generator Testing times; Consultant update; GP Education and Events, Leicestershire Palliative Care Group Study Day: GI Cancers – 14 May 2015, Joint Injection Course – 27 June 2015
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  • GP Newsletter for February 2015 [pdf / 2.15MB] Changes to GP referrals to Trauma Orthopaedics; Changes to INR monitoring for Warfarin only; New Ambulatory General Gynaecology Service; Leicester Sport and Exercise Medicine Department Clinics in Loughborough ; 'Speciality Doctors' in Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions; New Group-based research for COPD Patients; 'Hello my name is….'; Emergency Generator Testing dates; GP Education and Events: Joint Injection Course, Leicestershire Palliative Care Group Study Day: GI Cancers, Musculoskeletal Clinical Evening, GP Radiology Event – MSK
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  • GP Newsletter for January 2015 [pdf / 5.34MB] Direct Access Imaging emergency generator testing dates; Appointment of GP Engagement Coordinator Catherine Headley; New Advice and Guidance Services on Choose and Book for general surgery; The effects of Ingesting CR2 batteries; Relocation of the Urgent Care Centre; Improvements to our Discharge Letters; Refreshed 'Consultant to Consultant Protocol'; Female Gynaecology Consultant offering Infertility appointments; New Year Honours list announcements; The Castleden Bladder and Bowel Clinic Services update; New Lithotripsy Service; GP Refresher – Focus on Gallstones; GP Education and Events update; Musculoskeletal Clinical Evening - Thursday 5th March 2015; Joint Injection Course Saturday - Saturday 7th March 2015; Second GP Radiology Education Event - Thursday 19th March 2015; Leicestershire Palliative Care Group Study Day: GI Cancers - Thursday 14th May 2015