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MRCGP CSA Courses Facilitators

Our MRCGP CSA course facilitators have recently sat and passed the MRCGP exams and have excellent working knowledge of what is expected to pass the CSA exam. Having authored 6 medical text books, 3 of which are BMA book award winning, in addition to being medical teachers and authors of a comprehensive communications skills book, the course facilitators are uniquely placed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the CSA examination.

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They have also written two MRCGP CSA exam preparation books, namely the CSA book MRCGP CSA cases, practice CSA cases and consultations skills for the MRCGP CSA exam. This book contains 360 pages of 26 CSA scenarios which you can practice with friends or non-medics. They have been written to the challenging end of the CSA exam. Available directly or through amazon

They have also written another CSA book known as MRCGP CSA symptom solver, clinical frameworks for the MRCGP CSA exam. This books offers a comprehensive framework to approach conditions. It contains the latest NICE guidelines and medical management as well as explanations that one can give to patients. Also available directly from the website or through amazon. Additional preview chapters include Acne, Angina, Breaking bad news, Combine oral contraceptive pill, Elbow pain

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Muhammed Akunjee
MBBS MRCGP PgCert (Diabetes) PgCert (MedEd)

Muhammed Akunjee is currently a GP Principal in North London (since 2007) and Clinical Director for the local PCT. He qualified from Guy’s, Kings and St. Thomas’s Medical School in 2002 and completed his MRCGP gaining a distinction in 2006. During this time he was also awarded first prize for the Roche / RCGP Registrar award.

He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the University of Dundee and more recently, a Certificate in Diabetes at the Warwick University. He also attended the London Deanery's, Introduction to Teaching in Primary care course before involving himself in teaching medical students and is currently a clinical skills tutor as well as an OSCE examiner at a London University. He is an avid medical book writer and has a number of articles published in peer review journals. 

Muhammed Akunjee is also the Mental Health Lead for Haringey CCG and has been appointed as the CCG Clinical Director for the South East of Haringey. He has recently become a GP Appraiser for the NCL cluster as well as a BMA Book Award Appraiser.

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Nazmul Akunjee 

Nazmul Akunjee has recently completed his GP vocational training and is currently a GP Principal. He qualified from GKT medical school in 2005 and is currently actively engaged in teaching medical students and preparing them for their exams. He has also published a number of articles related to examination skills in OSCEs. Nazmul Akunjee passed and excelled at his CSA exam in February 2011 passing all 13 stations at the first attempt and scoring more the 80% on the exam. Since that time has been involved in 1-2-1 private CSA coaching as well as group tuition with GP registrars. He completed the London Deanery's, Introduction to Teaching in Primary care course in June 2011. 

Nazmul Akunjee is also the GP lead for the Primary Care Strategy for the South East of Haringey CCG and is also the Medical Director of Tottenham Primary Care Services. He is also the GP lead for Haringey IT CCG and clinical lead for both the Haringey Primary Care Intelligence Group and CCG Access and Productivity Task Force looking to help improve quality in general practice across the borough. He has also recently become a GP appraiser. 

Nazmul Akunjee was also a finalist for the RCGP GP enterprise First5 awards 2014 for demonstrating a positive and innovative impact on the NHS and working to improve clinical care and patient services or healthcare systems.

Both Facilitators

Nazmul Akunjee and Muhammed Akunjee are both authors of ‘The Easy Guide to OSCEs' series published by Radcliffe. In 2008 their book the 'Easy Guide to OSCEs for Final Year medical students' was Commended in the BMA book awards. Their second publication, ‘The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Specialties’ was highly Commended in the BMA book awards the following year in 2009. Their most recent work 'Clinical skills explained' was Highly Commended in the most recent BMA awards 2013. The authors have been nominated by Radcliffe Publishing for the BMA Young Author of the Year 2010. They have also are finalists for the prestigious General Practice Awards 2014 as well 2015. They were also announced as the Caradoc practice of the year for 2015. The surgery have been nominated Clinical team of the year for long term conditions and also came first as well as runner up in the Haringey CCG innovation awards 2015 under the domain of innovative clinical care and access respectively. 

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Released Books

The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Communication Skills (Masterpass)

Muhammed Akunjee (Author)Nazmul Akunjee (Author), Shoaib Siddiqui (Author), Ali Sameer (Author) 

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It is increasingly recognised that communication plays a pivotal role in obtaining successful clinical outcomes. However, despite an increase in communication skills teaching, much of literature on this topic is targeted at senior doctors and researchers, and many medical students still find demonstrating competence in communication skills OSCEs a challenge. This book lightens the load by simplifying communication skills, explaining key theories and concepts simply and illustrating them through practical role plays. It covers a wide variety of common dilemmas in clinical and examination settings, and tackles challenging and increasingly familiar areas such as cross-cultural sensitivities, communicating with a patients whose first language is not English, and communicating with patients who have complaints about their treatment. 

'Written in a clear and refreshing style that helps to demystify this vast and complex topic.' 
- John S Rohan

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BMA Awards Commended

This book presents a foreword by Edward Lamuren. The new final year Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) test a broad range of practical skills, knowledge, examination technique and communication abilities, and can be a daunting prospect. This comprehensive revision aid covers, in a self-assessment format, over 100 sample OSCE stations including the standard history, examination and general skills stations. It also covers the newly designed stations such as investigation of choice, acute medical management, medical advice for specific conditions and communication skills. The clear layout and easy to read style prepares students for the examination environment and focuses on the specific areas and responses examiners look for. The step-by-step guide provided for each OSCE station includes techniques on how to pass, what to say, what to ask for and what to do. 'This book presents the OSCEs in a way that gives the reader a simple and comprehensive system by which they should approach each station. Refreshing and highly relevant. All clinical knowledge has been thoroughly researched and is in line with current evidence and guidelines.

‘This book presents the OSCEs in a way that gives the reader a simple and comprehensive system by which they should approach each station. Refreshing and highly relevant. All clinical knowledge has been thoroughly researched and is in line with current evidence and guidelines. This is an excellent book that will reward all those who study and apply it in the all-important finals! 
- Edward Lamuren

'Drawing together the vast knowledge and experience one has learnt during the five years, the final year OSCEs tests a broad range of clinical skills, knowledge, examination techniques and communication aptitude.  Essential reading for final year medical students facing the daunting prospect of OSCE exams.' - Nazmul Akunjee and Muhammed Akunjee, in the Preface

The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Specialties: A Step-by-step Guide to OSCE Success (Masterpass) 

by Muhammed Akunjee (Author), Syed Jalali (Author) and Shoaib Siddiqui (Author)

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BMA Awards Highly Commended

Amongst medical students, clinical OSCEs in specialty subjects are notorious for being the most difficult to prepare for due to the paucity of any books dedicated to the subject. For this very reason, we have written The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Specialties to fill this void and ease the already burdensome workload of medical students. It has been compiled by recently qualified doctors who have experienced the new OSCE system first hand. The book has been written in a fresh style covering over 80 OSCE examination stations in a wide range of different subjects.

‘This book is unique, covering medical specialties including Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Sexual Health, Paediatrics, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, as well as Patient Discharge and the all important Communications Skills. We have instilled time-saving, student friendly mnemonics, vibrant diagrams and extra clinical conditions to aid the revision process. We have also added end-of-OSCE station case summaries to simulate what information a student would be expected to glean and present to the examiners under exam conditions.’ Muhammad Akunjee, Syed Jalali and Shoaib Siddiqui in their Preface

‘The Easy Guide to OSCEs for Specialties with its innovative approach, well-researched material and breadth of knowledge provides the student with a firm foundation to tackle the often difficult OSCE scenarios head on. There are vibrant illustrations, boxes of facts and differentials in addition to well thought out clinically relevant case summaries. The book also deals in depth with a wide range of difficult communication skill stations giving students an excellent framework to approach such scenarios in full confidence both under exam conditions and in real life. We are sure that this book will be rewarding for medical students and examiners alike. We believe that it is essential reading for any student wishing to excel in their exams with flair.’ 
- Graham Boswell and Steve Riley

‘Very in-depth regarding what should be done at each stage of the examination, whatever that may be. Provides a good introduction to each specialty, giving information on core learning cases. Fully up to date, uses current medical terminology, in a way that is understandable and clear. The book is a great aid to learning, especially in terms of consolidating your knowledge and applying it practically. Overall this book proves to be a great revision tool. The mark scheme layout is massively beneficial to a student wanting to tick all the boxes and gain insight into the key principles of each examination.' 
- Newcastle medical department

'It is good to see students being encouraged to explore areas such as medication supervision and dosset boxes, cognition and mood. Mnemonics, diagrams and additional information on subjects such as dementia serve to make revision more interesting. All in all, a wide ranging, excellent aid to specialty OSCEs.'  
- AGE AND AGEING 2009 review

Clinical Skills Explained: From basics to OSCEs 

Muhammed Akunjee (Author)Nazmul Akunjee (Author), Dr Zeshaan Maan (Author), Dr Mina Ally (Author)

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BMA Awards Highly Commended

Clinical Skills Explained provides an approachable yet comprehensive guide to the skills required to be a good clinician. Bridging the gap between large textbooks that go into great detail about aetiology, physiology and pathology, and quick revision guides designed solely to get you through an exam, Clinical Skills Explained aims to explain the complexities of the common medical skills, examinations and procedures that doctors will be employing on a regular basis. Printed in full colour, it is peppered with useful information such as top tips, dozens of explanatory figures and the latest medical guidelines. It then provides common case scenarios to revise and test your understanding. Use Clinical Skills Explained for your OSCEs…and beyond.

Clinical Skills Explained is relevant to medical students across all years of study. However, the book was written specifically for medical students in their early years at medical school in response to the increased emphasis on clinical skills, scenarios and concepts now found in many undergraduate medical curricula. The book covers over 55 of the most common and relevant medical histories, clinical examinations and skills that all competent doctors must be able to demonstrate in their exams as well as in their practical life. The book is divided into three sections: History Taking Skills; Examinations; and Procedures. Each chapter starts by providing a short step-by-step guide, and then describes the basic background knowledge and relevant pathophysiology before moving on to a systematic approach on how to tackle the skill at hand. One of the key objectives of the book is to unify the presentation and understanding of the most common medical histories, clinical examinations and clinical skills that all competent doctors must be able to demonstrate with the understanding of how and why things are done (this ‘how and why’ element is missing from a number of other clinical skills titles). The authors have written the book to reflect how they would have liked clinical skills information to be presented when they were medical students. 

BMA book awards 2013 review

“There are quite a few books addressing the same topic in the current market, but this book does provide current guidelines which is a new aspect. It includes a useful, systematic breakdown of each presenting complaint, examination and practical procedure. The ‘Top Tips’ in the margins are very handy and supplement the textbook well with some ‘real life’ medical experience.'
- Reviewed by IJOCS

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