Teaching and learning
(Athens password needed)
OMNI ECG resources
Mentor has good summary
DWP (Department of Works and Pensions)
(medical portal on DWP)
Explanation of SSP for patients
Calculating risk (NNT)
Training (one day workshop in statistics, need register)
CVD risk calculator
BMJ Trish Greenhalgh, articles, “How to Read a Paper” (serialised 10 parts)
Assessing the methodological quality of papers (for Written paper)
Usual techniques for critically reading papers.
GP Online (comic)
Louise Newson’s Passnotes, a “Hot Topics” short article series
Registrar news articles, advice on MRCGP modules incl video, tricky situations, Q & A section.
SIGN (Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Networks)
Clinical dilemmas. Best training is to experience them.
MDU (need to be member and register)
- case histories (both give actual cases, outcomes, recommendations backed by points in law, MDU charter or GMC guidance)
Pulse (comic need to register)
- “heart sink scenarios”
GP Online (comic need to register)
Important Tools for Internet use
Adobe acrobat reader. Reads pdfs, a type of document. Common format, easy to use single file for text and graphics. Download free from, also available from many sources, CDs in magazines/junk maill. Easy to setup.
Useful and powerful search engine which easily finds medical sites.
Compression utility. Often needed to “unzip” or uncompress files downloaded from internet.
Darrell Goh: last updated Apr 2009