APPRAISAL AND REVALIDATION SERIES The new Appraisal and Revalidation Series helps doctors demonstrate their competence to the standard expected by the General Medical Council and to the standard expected if they are recognised as having 'special clinical interests'. It helps doctors gather evidence of their performance for appraisal and revalidation portfolios. This fifth book in the series examines the practical ways to identify learning and service needs within the areas of substance abuse palliative care musculoskeletal conditions and prescribing practice. It also provides guidance on how to collect data to demonstrate learning competence performance and service delivery standards. All general practitioners and those with special clinical interests and primary care organisation leads will find this book essential reading. For more information on other titles in this series please click here

chapter 1|25 pages


chapter 2|11 pages


chapter 3|14 pages

The Early Puerperium

chapter 4|23 pages

Postnatal Depression

chapter 5|32 pages

What Causes Postnatal Depression?

chapter 6|34 pages

Puerperal Psychosis

chapter 7|22 pages

Other Relevant Psychiatric Problems

chapter 8|40 pages

Psychotropic Drugs

chapter 9|9 pages


chapter 10|15 pages

Service Provision

chapter 11|12 pages