Acute Cystitis and Pyelonephritis Pathway

August 11, 2021

A joint Medical-Urology pathway has been agreed for Pyelonephritis Remember- Imaging in ED is only required if ED suspects: Ureteric Obstruction – Renal colic symptoms/Hx… Read more

Antibiotics Guides

September 22, 2020

Sepsis – Click Here Suspected Covid-19 – Click Here Site Specific – Click Here Paediatric – Click Here Using APP: Sepsis PDF HERE Ideally use… Read more

Be #urosceptical

July 1, 2019

Ditch the Dipstick – for patients >65Yrs or Catheterised! Approx. 50% of over 65’s and most of those with catheters have asymptomatic bacteriuria. The patient… Read more

COVID-19 (Doning/Doffing Video)

March 10, 2020

2 video links to PHE how to Don and Doff your PPE Read more

COVID-19 (X-Ray learning resource)

March 15, 2020

British Society of Thoracic Imaging (BSTI) have released a free learning resource containing CXR and CT of confirmed Covid-19 cases, will short history including time… Read more

Gentamicin – Prescribing on EPR

September 12, 2019

Do NOT use this regime for: Pregnant women Children under 16 years Urology surgery prophylaxis patients ANY patient who has ascites, limb amputation, cystic fibrosis,… Read more

Legionnaires Disease

July 20, 2021

There has been a resent increase in cases of Legionnaires Disease in the North West. So remember to request Urine Legionella Antigen test, if you… Read more

Meningitis – Adults

January 15, 2021

Keep your suspicions high – early signs it may not be clear Sepsis Kills – give antibiotics & fluid early Consider Acyclovir Give Dexamethasone with Antibiotics… Read more


September 18, 2018

Wear Gloves & Wash Your Hands!!! In September 2018 there have been 2 cases of Monkey pox in the UK (Hence the PHE advice) Monkeypox… Read more

New: MERS Standard Operating Procedure

August 22, 2019

Please see the updated SOP for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Make sure you are familiar with this protocol and for anymore information please contact… Read more

Notifiable Diseases

May 10, 2019

Registered Medical Practitioners in England and Wales have a statutory duty to notify Public Health about the following diseases. To facilitate rapid treatment and control… Read more


December 19, 2019

  Often patients with cellulitis, need more than oral antibiotic management. However, they are not so sick to require hospital admission. OPAT allows suitable patients… Read more

Pneumonia – Paeds

November 28, 2019

CAP is far less common than URTI’s, however, it needs to be considered within your differentials. Depending on severity there is a guide to investigation… Read more

Rabies [notifiable disease]

April 4, 2021

Recent Incident: Bat contact was not recognized (effectively touching a bat without gloves means treatment is recommended) Rabies is an acute viral encephalomyelitis caused by members of… Read more

RCEM CPD 2019 Day 2

April 3, 2019

NEUROLOGY #RCEMcpd  @RCEMevents Advances in Acute Stroke Intervention  Dr Ian Rennie Acute Stroke Thrombolysis only recannulates approximately 10% of large vessels. MR CLEAN trial reduced… Read more


January 23, 2019

Our video maybe light hearted but… SEPSIS is a Killer (1:4 Die)  and time matters Recognise, Resuscitate, Review  Read more

Sepsis- A leaflet for Patients

August 28, 2019

Sepsis – Keeping the patient informed A patient information leaflet about sepsis is now available by searching for Sepsis here:  Patient Information Leaflet This can… Read more

Sex, Bites, and Needle Sticks

September 12, 2019

First Aid (ALL) Encourage bleeding Wash with copious amounts of water or saline Don’t Suck Don’t use Caustic agents   Read more

Sore Throat

November 13, 2020

Background Acute sore throats are often caused by a virus, last about a week and get better without antibiotics. withholding antibiotics rarely causes complications. Antibiotic… Read more