GP placement student toolkit

Publication date:
07 October 2021
Date range:

Subjective assessment

This is where you try and gather as much information as you can from the patient in order to form a hypothesis of what you think the problem is.

HPC - When the problem occurred?, How it occurred? (mechanism of injury), Interventions or investigations already undertaken, and is the problem getting better or worse.

PC- Body Chart, Aggrevating factors, Easing factors, and Diurnal pattern

DH- Painkillers (Can be used to see whether their is improvement), Steroids(risk of osteoporosis), Anticoagulants (contraindication to acupuncture)

SH- Office based or manual labour. Identify hobbies.