RCGP/SAPC Yvonne Carter award 2016

  Professor Yvonne Carter CBE was an outstanding and inspirational leader who had a remarkable impact on academic general practice. To commemorate her contribution to primary care research the Royal College of General Practitioners, through its Scientific Foundation Board, and the Society for Academic Primary Care have jointly instituted the Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding … More RCGP/SAPC Yvonne Carter award 2016

General practice clinical pharmacists: an opportunity to be innovative or cynical?

Declining resources, an ageing population, multi-morbidity and rising demands are just some of the reasons adding to an unsustainable workload in general practice. As the RCGP point out in their discussion paper, there is an urgent need to develop strategies that can successfully reduce the workload on general practice while minimising the risk to patients. … More General practice clinical pharmacists: an opportunity to be innovative or cynical?

#whyGP? How about #whyacademicGP?

Faced with increasing work loads, reduced funding, a recruitment crisis and plans to run routine services across 7 days despite limited additional support, it is no wonder that morale in GP is low. However, I’m keen to support innovations that try new ideas to overcome some of these challenges – which is why I liked the #whyGP campaign. Created and … More #whyGP? How about #whyacademicGP?

Home blood pressure monitoring to diagnose hypertension in primary care

How long you should carry out home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) to aid a diagnosis of hypertension? Current NICE guidance states: When using HBPM to confirm a diagnosis of hypertension, ensure that: for each blood pressure recording, two consecutive measurements are taken, at least 1 minute apart and with the person seated and blood pressure is … More Home blood pressure monitoring to diagnose hypertension in primary care