The chapters follow the 16 sections of the RCGP curriculum and include summaries of the current evidence base with clinical guidelines, examination tips, revision tactics, and advice on where to get support – but not just at the crucial time of exams – it includes invaluable information for GPs starting their first year in practice and helps provide the “life skills” needed to be a GP, including topics relevant for the rest of a GP’s career and their "continuing professional development” – appraisal, revalidation, managing change, teamwork, burnout, and other areas of self care.
Chapter 1 The MRCGP examination (curriculum statement 1).
Chapter 2 The general practice consultation (curriculum statement 2).
Chapter 3 Legal and ethical matters (curriculum statement 3).
Chapter 4 Statistics for the AKT (curriculum statements 3.5 and 3.6).
Chapter 5 Management and practice matters (curriculum statement 4).
Chapter 6 Healthy people (prevention and screening) (curriculum statement 5).
Chapter 7 Developmental milestones, immunisation and travel advice (curriculum statements 5 and 16).
Chapter 8 Chronic disease management, QOFs and urgent referral (curriculum statements 7, 12, 13, 15.1, 15.2, 15.6, 15.7, 15.8).
Chapter 9 The Clinical Skills Assessment (curriculum statements 6–16).
Appendix I The structure of the health service (curriculum statement 4).
Appendix II Social medicine (curriculum statement 5).
Appendix III Med forms.
Appendix IV The RCGP Curriculum map.
Nicholas Boeckx GP Partner, Training Practice, West Midlands, UK.