Author: Euan Lawson

Writing for the BJGP – Beyond Research

Euan Lawson is the Deputy Editor of the BJGP. One of the aspects of the BJGP that has always been appreciated by readers is that we publish a lot of writing about primary care and the profession that goes beyond research. In the BJGP we have editorials and we have more traditional medical education articles such as those featured in Clinical Intelligence. We have Debate & Analysis pieces but we also accept more personal writing that covers the experience of primary care. We also publish articles on everything beyond the consulting room and we have always reached into areas...

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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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BJGP Blog Christmas charity: Help Malawi medics this Christmas

Perhaps you are thinking of giving of some money to charity rather than sending Christmas cards or maybe you want to give a different type of gift package. Or maybe you’d  just like to support a worthy cause. UK registered charity Medic to Medic supports disadvantaged students training at the College of Medicine in Malawi by providing student scholarships. Here’s an update on the work they do and the problems faced by medical students in Malawi. “On the opening day of school, a few students litter the registry whilst a multitude are packed at the assistant registrar’s office pleading for...

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Altmetrics at the BJGP: a beginner’s guide

Unsure about altmetrics? Check out this video, less than three minutes long, that will give you an introduction. We’ve been using altmetrics at the BJGP for a while now. You can see them for each individual article by clicking on the ‘Info’ tab (as shown below). At the bottom of the Info tab is the altmetric information where the wider impact, beyond that of simple citations, of the article is represented in graphical form. For instance, here is the ‘donut’ for the article shown and you can click on it to visit its own Altmetric...

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