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MRCGP CSA books


The GP Facilitators have recently written two CSA books, CSA book: MRCGP CSA Cases, released in December 2013, which contains 26 challenging but realistic CSA scenarios for the MRCGP exam. 

They have also written an extremely large (530 pages) and thorough CSA book called CSA book: CSA Symptom Solver. It offers CSA revision notes for the MRCGP exam and provides robust clinical frameworks for clinical consultations. Theses CSA books are recommended to use in good time prior to your MRCGP exam. 

Apart from writing CSA books, they have have made a free CSA MRCGP app for the IPad and IPhone to help GP registrars practice for the CSA exam. In total they have authored 6 medical text books, 3 of which are BMA book award winning.







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Clinical frameworks for the MRCGP CSA exam

Muhammed Akunjee (Author)Nazmul Akunjee (Author)


Publisher: Clinical Prep, ISBN 978-0-9927661-1-5, Published: 22 Aug 2014. 530 pages 

The largest most comprehensive CSA book available (double the size of others), which offers excellent CSA revision notes for the MRCGP CSA exam.  Detailed preview also available on Google Books as well as Several CSA book chapters. Also available from book shops such as blackwells, waterstones, wisepress, book-depository or from RCGP online bookshop 


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CSA Book Description

This CSA book has been written to include over 120 common symptoms that patients can present with and may come up in your RCGP CSA exams. For each symptom a comprehensive clinical frameworks for clinical consultations has been included to guide you through the best approach in dealing with the complaint. This book offers excellent CSA revision notes for the MRCGP exam.



CSA Book review - innovAiT magazine

'...Having read through this book, I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is the single most useful CSA preparation book that I have come across, and covers all the necessary information in a systematic and thorough way: this helps candidates at all levels to prepare both for the CSA and for independent general practice.'
By Dr Sarah Elizabeth Ellen Mills (university of Dundee)



This CSA Book

This CSA book guides the GP registrar to ask relevant questions within the consultations such as eliciting relevant past medical history, social history etc. The CSA framework then guides you to which examinations would be relevant and what investigations should be requested in your CSA exam. The final part of the chapter then advises about possible differential diagnoses and evidence based ways of management these. 

We have also written in this CSA book clear explanation briefs that you can use to explain the pertinent diagnoses to the patient in a jargon free manner. This CSA book has been specifically written to save you hours of time researching before your examinations and hopefully will become your core companion to ease you through the CSA exams and into your future as a fully fledged General Practitioner. We hope it provides you will comprehensive CSA revision notes for the MRCGP exam as well as be useful for the MRCGP AKT exam. 

This book has been updated to included all the relevant local and national guidelines including from NICE, SIGN, BTS and would be helpful and relevant for fully qualified GPs as well as international family medicine consultants. It is also relevant for the MRCGP(INT) examination held worldwide. 



Chapters included in this CSA Book 
(more than 120 chapters, 530 pages)

This book has been updated to included all the relevant local and national guidelines including from NICE, SIGN, BTS and would be helpful and relevant for fully qualified GPs as well as international family medicine consultants. It is also relevant for the MRCGP(INT) examination held worldwide. 

Challenging Cases
Home visit, Telephone consultation, Angry patients, Breaking bad news, Domestic violence, Child protection, Complaints procedure, End of life / palliative Care, Genetic cases, Paternity test

Cardiovascular
Chest pain, Angina, Palpitations, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia, Peripheral vascular disease, Varicose veins

Respiratory
Asthma, COPD, Shortness of breath, Cough, Smoking cessation

Gastroenterology
Abdominal pain, Dyspepsia, Obesity, Diarrhoea, Travel, Irritable bowel syndrome, Dysphagia, PR bleeding, Pruritus ani, Constipation, Liver disease

Endocrine
Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, Galactorrhoea, Gynaecomastia, Tired all the time

Neurology
Headache, Migraine, Temporal arteritis, Trigeminal neuralgia, Stroke / TIA, Loss of consciousness, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis

ENT
Ear pain, Hearing loss / tinnitus, Vertigo, Snoring (sleep apnoea), Facial pain, Rhinitis, Halitosis, Mouth ulcers

Ophthalmology
Red eye, Loss of vision

Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Menorrhagia, Amenorrhoea, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Hirsutism, Subfertility, Combined oral contraceptive pill, Progestogen only pill, Emergency contraceptive pill, Hormonal replacement therapy (HRT), Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), Antenatal, Termination of pregnancy, Vaginal discharge, Breast pain & lump, Smear test

Musculoskeletal
Chronic fatigue syndrome, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Osteoporosis, Gout, Joint pain (RA/OA), Back pain, Hip pain, Knee pain, Ankle & foot pain, Shoulder pain, Elbow pain, Hand pain, Raynaud’s phenomenon

Dermatology
Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Fungal infections, Head lice, Scabies, Alopecia

Paediatrics
General approach, Asthma, Autism / MMR, ADHD, Meningitis, Upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), Urinary tract infection (UTI), Limp, Nocturnal enuresis, Constipation

Care of elderly
Dementia, Falls

Mental health
Depression, Insomnia, Psychosis, Suicidal ideation, Anxiety, Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Alcoholism, Drug dependency, Eating disorders


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Similar category of CSA books

This MRCGP CSA book is in a similar category of CSA books to 'CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP' by Thomas Das and CSA book: 'CSA Revision Notes for the MRCGP' by Jennifer Stannett.







Essential Cases & Communication for the CSA exam 
Muhammed Akunjee (Author), Nazmul Akunjee (Author) 


Publisher: Clinical Prep, ISBN 978-0-99276610-8. Published: 1 Dec 2013. 360 pages 

One of the largest CSA case books around contains 26 difficult but realistic CSA scenarios for the MRCGP exam. Click for CSA book genetic case sample chapter. Also available in book stores in waterstones, blackwells, book depository. wisepress or from RCGP online bookshop. For more information visit google books  


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CSA Book Description

Since the introduction of the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) as part of the requirements to qualify as a GP in 2007, some registrars have struggled to understand what is needed of them to pass these examinations. The CSA was set up to assess registrars using specifically trained actors recreating situations and scenarios that a competent GP would be expected to face or meet in the course of their clinical practice.

A General Practitioner, as the name suggests, is a physician that has a wide knowledge base about a whole range of different conditions and problems. As in real life, almost any type of condition can present at the surgery and the same rings true for the CSA. This does not mean you must know every minute detail about all conditions, as we know that this will be impossible, but rather, means that one must be prepared to face a wide range of presenting complaints and know how to deal with them in a competent manner.

Unfortunately, a cohort of registrars have been found to repeatedly fail the examinations irrespective of the length of their clinical experience nor their success in previous clinical examinations. Having worked with a large number of such registrars and helped many of them to pass the CSA examination, we felt the need to write a textbook of MRCGP CSA Cases that would help candidates appreciate the subtleties of the communication skills being assessed which has previously tripped up a number of these registrars. 


This CSA Book 
(26 chapters, 360 pages)

The MRCGP CSA Cases book has been divided into two sections; an introductory section that goes into detail about the key communication and interpersonal skills needed for the exams, as well as a section that contains challenging CSA cases & CSA scenarios for the MRCGP exam. We have written the cases to reflect the standard of the harder end of the examination spectrum and have tried to combine medical knowledge, with cues, and concerns that so often throw and confuse registrars. For each case we have a candidate brief, a comprehensive actors brief and a case walk-through, which we would consider to be the best-practice approach for that CSA scenario. We have tried our best to make the cases as realistic as possible but to a level of complexity that can be completed in a 10 minute consultation. 

When using the book we advise you to practice with at least 2 fellow GP registrars, one acting as the examiner and the other as the actor. In this way, all registrars will be able to appreciate the different nuances of the cases from the perspectives of the examiner and the actor. We hope that this would give you some insight into the standard is required to pass the CSA exam.

This book is also relevant to international family medicine consultants as well as for preparation for the MRCGP(INT) examination held worldwide. 


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Similar category of CSA books

This MRCGP CSA book of practice CSA cases is in a similar category of CSA books to 'The MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) Workbook' by Monal Wadhera & Rajeev Gulati, 'Get Through MRCGP: Clinical Skills Assessment', 'MRCGP Practice Cases: Clinical Skills Assessment', by Raj Thakkar 


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International Delivery

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