Wednesday Dec 22, 2021

Cardiology and Gastroenterology Advice and Guidance Themes

Drs Lisa and Sara are joined by GP Dr Nikesh Vallabh, Consultant Cardiologist Dr Karthikeyan and Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Bliss to discuss advice and guidance.

For those unfamiliar, the advice and guidance system came about to try to ease pressure on the long outpatient waiting lists, providing a different way of managing some cases. It is in place for a number of specialties for primary care clinicians to ask questions to consultants, getting an answer that will help guide patient care within a matter of short weeks at most. We talk about the system and where it can fit in to make a difference to patient care. We take the opportunity to go through some common themes and glean learning points from these to help our own practice.


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This podcast has been made with the support of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, GP Excellence, Greater Manchester Training Hub and the GP Fellowship Programme, as well as Wigan Borough CCG. Given that it is recorded with Greater Manchester clinicians, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. 

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