NICE guidelines — are you keeping up to date and following best practice?

The OnMedica Editorial Team publishes timely key points specifically for GPs covering new and updated NICE guidelines across a range of areas, including acne, atrial fibrillation and hypertension.
NICE guidelines — are you keeping up to date and following best practice?

NICE guidelines – how do you keep up to date with the latest recommendations?

When you choose to become a GP, you commit to life-long learning and continuous development of your skills. The General Medical Council is clear on this matter under its good medical practice guidance: ‘You must keep your skills and knowledge up to date in all areas of your work, whether in a clinical or non-clinical setting.'1

You are expected to be familiar with any nationally recognised guidance relevant to your role, including NICE guidelines, and use this knowledge to inform your clinical practice. This may seem obvious and straightforward, but in reality the regular updates to national clinical guidelines make it a daunting challenge.

A key part of the solution is knowing which resources to use to keep up to date quickly and easily. And this is where OnMedica can support you. Our expert medical editors review new and updated NICE guidelines and summarise the key points specifically relevant to GPs, presenting them in an easy-to-digest format.

NICE guidelines: key points for GPs – Top 5

As ‘need to know’ information, our summaries of NICE guidelines provide the key points for GPs, and have proved to be some of our most-popular content with our GP audience on OnMedica. The following topics have been particularly popular over recent months:

Join your GP colleagues and receive timely key point summaries of new and updated NICE guidelines

 All content, resources and CPD on OnMedica is free to UK-based GPs and clinicians, and when you become a member you will be able to receive key points for GPs on the latest NICE clinical guidelines straight to your inbox. These will be supplemented with posts about the latest NICE news and regulatory alerts, alongside case-study quizzes, to test your knowledge on the latest NICE guidelines and help you with implementation. You can click on the images below for some recent examples.

Keeping up to date with NICE guidelines is difficult, particularly at this time of increased pressure for GPs. Why not let us summarise the key information for you and sign up to OnMedica today to access our key points for GPs across a range of clinical areas related to NICE guidelines?

With best wishes,

 The OnMedica Editoral Team


  1. GMC website. Maintaining and improving standards of care (accessed 20 August 2021).