Discussing impotence with patients

Discussing impotence with patients

Friday 19th June 2020 For many patients, the relief of surviving their treatment or managing their condition can be followed with questions about other aspects of their life. Impotence can be very common after treatment for colorectal cancer; often affecting up to 90%...
Breathlessness and end of life care

Breathlessness and end of life care

Thursday 11th June 2020 Breathlessness is one of the common symptoms that people experience at the end of their lives. However, determining whether a patient is entering the last few days of their life requires the GP to consider a range of factors. Before making this...
Health anxiety and fear of recurrence

Health anxiety and fear of recurrence

Thursday 21st May 2020 Managing a patient’s fear of cancer recurrence and health anxiety can be difficult. After treatment, many patients want to have the reassurance that they are cured. Generally it is not possible for health care professionals to say with absolute...
Safety netting in primary care

Safety netting in primary care

Wednesday 13th May 2020 In times of uncertainty safety netting is an important part of the primary care consultation and referral process. When followed correctly, safety netting can help ensure patients are monitored appropriately and follow-ups take place where...