This title offers comprehensive coverage of the best clinical management in primary care. It is based on the curriculum of "Update" (a primary care journal), in which topics are approached on a structured, modular basis. Each topic tackles a key therapy area in general practice over four issues of "Update", including a practice-informed article written by a specialist. These modules have been edited into a full-colour book format, which will be published in 2 volumes, covering the entire curriculum. This book is the first of those volumes. "The Update" curriculum on which the book is based is a PGEA approved Distance Learning programme, and as GPs are required to fulfill 24 PGEA hours each year, this title should prove an invaluable tool to help achieve this. Up to 10 PGEA hours are available using the self-assessment and multiple choice questions at the end of each volume, which GPs will be able to send to "Update" with a fee for certification.