Drs Lisa and Sara are joined by GP Dr Nikesh Vallabh, Consultant Cardiologist Dr Karthikeyan and Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Bliss to discuss Cardiology and Gastroenterology 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.
Listen to the podcast episode at https://www.pckb.org/e/cardiology-and-gastroenterology-advice-and-guidance-themes.
- Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh have their own LFTs guideline that should be available on the intranet or contact the local CCG
- BMJ LFTs Algorithm 2017: https://www.bsg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Guidelines-on-the-management-of-abnormal-liver-blood-tests.pdf
- Greater Manchester Guidelines for managing patients with dyspepsia in primary care: https://gpexcellencegm.org.uk/resources/guidelines-for-managing-patients-with-dyspepsia-in-primary-care/#.YFEP4C2l23U
- NICE guidelines Chronic Heart Failure in Adults: Diagnosis and Management (2018) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng106