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World Down Syndrome Day – improving primary care for everyone

World Down Syndrome Day is a celebration of some remarkable people and their families. They happen to be born with an extra chromosome. BJGP Open has published a paper on the management of long-term conditions for adults with intelllectual disability. It was a mixed methods systematic review from Hanlon and colleagues in Glasgow. It makes for sobering reading. The BJGP Open paper Today, BJGP Open published a paper on the management of long-term conditions for adults with intelllectual disability. It was a mixed methods systematic review from Hanlon and colleagues in Glasgow. It makes for sobering reading.

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Lakeside | Is our memory of ‘traditional’ general practice fading?

Times are changing. Long gone are the days of semi-detached houses in the suburbs being home to the family doctor. Lakeside Surgery, Corby is a practice like no other. There is a quiet little boating lake surrounded by a wall of fir trees. The water is still. It is a place of serenity. It is a different story on the other side of the road. Through the man-made hole in the trees, only a stone’s throw away is Lakeside Surgery. “The largest GP-lead ‘super practice’ in the NHS” caring for over 100,000 patients, with plans to expand their services to the care of over 300,000. Is this the future of general practice? Will the overwhelming demand on secondary care lead to GP surgeries having to provide more and more acute services?

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Gulf culture, social eating and health

Bahrain has sometimes been called a string of shopping malls calling itself a country. This is quite a blinkered view. Bahrain is in fact a string of shopping malls and restaurants calling itself a country. Does it matter if we don’t eat together anymore? There are various markers to suggest that it does, particularly for children. The OECD state that students who do not regularly eat with their parents are significantly more likely to truant from school, and this correlates with school performance. And according to the 2014 European Congress on Obesity, children who do not eat dinner with their parents at least twice a week were 40 percent more likely to be overweight.

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BJGP Long Read: People or Procedures?

Recent advances in genetic mapping herald some dramatically positive developments in hi tech healthcare. Yet this is paralleled by unprecedented ailing demoralisation and alienation within the service that will deliver these. How do we explain this discrepancy? What can we expect?

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