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Abstract Aim: The aim of Acute Physicians Unit (APU) in Scarborough Hospital is consultant led delivery of acute medical care. It operates weekdays from 9am to 5pm, staffed by a consultant physician,

Abstract Patients with complex needs are commonly admitted on the acute medical take and comprise a significant proportion of the workload for an acute physician. An innovative multi-professional approach

Abstract Acute Assessment Units (AAUs) have been developed to meet the demand for emergency care. Traditionally, AAUs have been an admission route to secondary care but the role is now evolving to assessment….

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common balance disorders and one of the easiest to diagnose and treat. It is characterised by short lived episodes of vertigo and geotropic…

Abstract Examination of the pupillary responses, being simple, reliable and highly reproducible can elicit one of the “hard” neurological signs. In this article we provide an overview of

The ability to insert a chest drain safely and painlessly is an important core skill for physicians. This article describes techniques for insertion of larger bore trochar and cannula type chest drains

Abstract Direct ophthalmoscopy is an essential part of the full systemic examination. However, the technique is challenging and time-consuming. In the acute medical setting therefore, it is advisable