Author: Euan Lawson

BJGP Open: adapting primary care for migrants

The aim of this paper was to provide some insight into how primary care is managing to offer care to migrants. In particular they were interested in looking at the challenges and the ways in which practices and practitioners were adapting to meet this need. The first phase was an online survey. During this they surveyed 70 primary care practitioners. They then used responses to select eight case studies for a further qualitative phase. They had a mix of mainstream GP practices as well as specialist services that offered tailored services to refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. There...

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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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RCGP Conference 2015: Reflections on politicians and policy

Euan Lawson is the Deputy Editor of the BJGP. Today was the first day of the RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference and the sun was out in Glasgow. Jeremy Hunt turned up for the last two years but we were informed by the President, Mike Pringle, that he had a genuine excuse for non-appearance this year. Two years ago Hunt spoke without notes and with an engagingly informal approach. He did the same last year and the audience weren’t quite so charmed and the cosy style felt a little forced. This year, he would have needed more than his...

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Review: The Possibilities are Endless

Euan Lawson (@euan_lawson) is the Deputy Editor, BJGP. In 2005, Edywn Collins had a brain haemorrhage. There’s no gentle intro to this film; it is immersive as we are plunged into a fragmentary sequence of memories, images and sounds. There’s footage of Helmsdale, the hills and the beaches where Edwyn and his family spend their time, and childhood memories collide with adulthood. Edwyn offers broken commentary, his voice hesistant, frequently stuck and unintelligible. Grace, his wife, speaks to Edwyn, and we can feel her at the bedside comforting him. It’s claustrophobic, frightening and frustrating. It’s also mesmerising and quietly horrific as...

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