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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 5 N2

Volume 5 Issue 2 - 2011


Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom and incidence rates are increasing. This article explains the common presentation, clinical features, referral guidelines, management and prognosis of both non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) and melanoma.


This article discusses key issues which underpin the theoretical and practical aspects of initiation and maintenance of insulin therapy in patients with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). It is a complex area with many different insulin preparations, injection devices and regimens. The intention is to provide guidance to help Primary Care teams better understand some of the issues around insulin management in T2D.


Plantar Heel pain is one of the most commonly encountered problems of foot pain in active adults over the age of 40. One in ten people will experience heel pain, and for many the problem will have a significant impact upon their daily activities. This article focuses on the differential diagnosis, investigations and management of plantar heel pain in primary care. An evidenced based approach is presented for the treatment of plantar fasciitis, especially considering the multitude of treatment modalities available.


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