GP CPD Resources

Learning Style Questionnaire
Individuals all have preferences as to how they learn.  Some may prefer to learn on their own, at their own pace, some may like to read and reflect.  Others may like to try something out first and see what happens, some may want to be taken through it a step at a time.

You can find out about your individual learning preferences by asking yourself what things you have enjoyed learning in the past and why you enjoyed the experience.

Team Roles

Belbin promotes and develops Team Role theory, enabling thousands of people to work with greater self-knowledge and understanding. Please note Belbin charge for this tool.

Professional Support

Please click on the name to access the website:

General Medical Council – information about registration, revalidation, cases heard, etc

British Medical Association – politics, policy, pay, library, bookshop, etc.  Limited access for non-members.  Need to be member for full access.

Royal College of General Practitioners – full info about MRCGP exam and latest policy documents … and new curriculum.  Useful GP page and EKU Essential Knowledge updates (summarises latest guidance in clinical areas about best clinical).

Medical Defence Union – advice, case studies and in practice training on topics such as risk assessment.  Need to be member.

Medical Protection Society – advice, case studies and training on topics such as risk assessment.  Need to be member.

Medical Dental Defence Union Scotland – advice, case studies and in practice training on topics such as risk assessment.  Need to be member.

Northern Ireland Sessional Doctors Association

National Association of Sessional GPs

Clinical Journals and Resources

British Medical Journal – need to be member.

British Journal of General Practice – back issues available.  Need to be member.

The Lancet – need to register, but free.

New England Journal of Medicine – need to register, but free

EBM and Resources
Cochrane Library – high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Clinical Evidence – one of the world’s most authoritative medical resources for informing treatment decisions and improving patient care.  Need to be a member.

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) – evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the NHS in Scotland.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence – Evidence based guidelines including QOF indicators and Medicines and prescribing support from NICE

Well Close Square – GP practice in Berwick on Tweed.  Doctors site developed into

Department of Health – matters relating to the health of Northern Ireland.  The most recent information and guidance relating to public health issues from the CMO.

National Health Service – gateway to everything (and, if you are feeling ill, NHS Direct)


BNF – prescribing bible

Palliative Care Guidelines – useful site including a tool for what is compatible in a syringe driver.

Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin – independent evaluations of, and practice advice on, individual treatments and the overall management of disease.

COMPASS Therapeutic Notes – written following an extensive review of the literature.





Clinical Knowledge Summaries – Practical, reliable, evidence-based clinical knowledge for the NHS about the common conditions managed in primary and patient leaflet.

BMJ Learning – need to be member.

GPnotebook is an online encyclopaedia of medicine that provides a trusted immediate reference resource for clinicians now with a tracker function to record what you have search for.

Doctors.Net.UK – entry via GMC number: access to Cochrane, Medline and others, also offers free e-mail address.  Need to be a member.

Map of Medicine – a visual representation of evidence-based, practice-informed pathways.  Accessed through patient’s page as not available in Northern Ireland.


All about audit – mainly designed for General Practitioners wishing to undertake clinical audit from Primary Care Quality Information Service (National Public Health Service for Wales) and the postgraduate GP education section of Cardiff University.

First practice management – Information for GPs as well as practice managers.

Lab tests online – designed to help you and the patient, to understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis and treatment.

Univadis – offered by MSD – an aggregate of information from a number of external sites eg BMJ learning, GP notebook as well as their own medical news.

Patient Information


Womens Health


Primary Care Dermatology Society – good for patient leaflets and developing GP guidelines.

New Zealand Dermatological Society – excellent dermatology resources especially photographs.

Drug Abuse Information
CPD Library

The Wales Postgraduate Deanery manage a CPD Library which is made available online.  The library contains links to various clinical and non-clinical learning resources for GPs, and can be found at the following link-  CPD Library

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