The universal GP Training website for everyone, not just Bradford.   Created in 2002 by Dr Ramesh Mehay

The Desktop Consultation Toolbox

quick access to vital signs & clinical tools when consulting

Know Your Vitals

Age

Pulse (HR)

RR

OTHER VITAL SIGNS

  • Normal temp is: 36.1-37.2.  
  • Be concerned if >38 C
  • Normal CRT is: <2 secs
  • Normal O2 sats: 95-100
  • COPD: normal might be anything > 90.  Ask them what their normal is. 
  • Below 90 is v. worrying.
 
WEIGHT ESTIMATION IN CHILDREN 1-10 years
  • weight in Kg = (age in years + 4) x 2
WEIGHT ESTIMATION IN CHILDREN under age 1
  • 3 months = 6 Kg
  • 6 months = 8 Kg
  • 9 months = 9 Kg
 

<1

110-160

30-40

1-2

100-150

25-35

2-5

95-140

25-30

5-12

80-120

20-25

>12

60-100

15-20

Clinical Tools - calculators & questionnaires

Webpages

Here are a highly selective list of websites that may help you during your consultations.  You don’t have to remember any of these – this page should serve as your Desktop Consultation Toolbox!   Just like a plumber who has many tools in his box but only selects the right one for the right job, the GP needs to  focus on those which will help with the particular task before them.   Rather than provide you with an overwhelming list similar to the Yellow Pages, I’ve only included those that I find invaluable in my day to day practice.  I hope you will find them helpful too.   If you find anything you feel would be helpful to others, please email me here.

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How IT ALL STARTED
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
WHO ARE WE FOR?

Bradford VTS was created by Dr. Ramesh Mehay, a Programme Director for Bradford GP Training Scheme back in 2001. Over the years, it has seen many permutations.  At the time, there were very few resources for GP trainees and their trainers so Bradford decided to create one FOR EVERYONE. 

So, we see Bradford VTS as  the INDEPENDENT vocational training scheme website providing a wealth of free medical resources for GP trainees, their trainers and TPDs everywhere and anywhere.  We also welcome other health professionals – as we know the site is used by both those qualified and in training – such as Associate Physicians, ANPs, Medical & Nursing Students. 

Our fundamental belief is to openly and freely share knowledge to help learn and develop with each other.  Feel free to use the information – as long as it is not for a commercial purpose.   

We have a wealth of downloadable resources and we also welcome copyright-free educational material from all our users to help build our rich resource (send to bradfordvts@gmail.com).

Our sections on (medical) COMMUNICATION SKILLS and (medical) TEACHING & LEARNING are perhaps the best and most comprehensive on the world wide web (see white-on-black menu header section on the homepage).

4th February 2024 

WHAT's HAPPENING?

Here are some updates planned over the next 6 months

  1. Updating the SCA exam pages with cases and videos.
  2. Clinical Specialty areas all being updated with current guidance and easy to understand diagrams and flow charts.
  3. Videos being created for some of the pages for those of you who prefer to watch than read.
  4. We’ve got some bradfordvts helpers to contribute and develop their own pages or areas of interest.  If you would like to be a bradfordvts helper, email me rameshmehay@googlemail.com
  5. We provide all of this for free. But it costs us money to run.  If you could kindly donate something, that would be great.  We do all of this for you.   Please hit the button below. xxx