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The Clinical Competencies for the CCE
CS2.2 General practitioners diagnose and manage the full range of health conditions in a diverse range of patients, across the lifespan through a therapeutic relationship.
CS2.3 General practitioners are informed and innovative
This competency is about the gathering, interpretation and use of data information for clinical judgement. This includes information gathered from the history, clinical records, physical examination and investigations. History-taking includes gathering information from other sources, such as family members and carers where appropriate. Information gathering should be hypothesis-driven and used to confirm or exclude likely diagnoses as well as red flags. The physical examination, and the selection of appropriate and evidence-based investigations, are incorporated into this assessment area. This should be appropriate to the patient and presentation and also be evidence-based.
The focus here is on the steps leading up to formulating a working diagnosis, relevant differential diagnoses and a problem list. Using a safe diagnostic strategy and describing how you developed a specific problem list are assessed in this area. By formulating a clinically appropriate working diagnosis, you demonstrate diagnostic accuracy. This does not require the correct diagnosis but that the direction of your reasoning was appropriate and accurate.
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