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Sore Throat

One of the most common A&E presentations is a sore throat, and while sore throat seems like a pretty straightforward complaint, it is important to properly assess and identify the cause in order to adequately treat it!   Causes of Sore Throat Common causes of sore

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Most of the time, chest pain in children originates from a benign cause. However, paediatric chest pain can be a sign of serious pathology, particularly cardiac. It is important that, as the clinicians who often clerk children when they first present to hospital, FY1 doctors

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Applying to Psychiatry Training

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