Category: GP Journal Club

The Twitter GP Journal Club relaunch #gpjc

In 2011, a Cambridge medical student and a foundation programme doctor working in the West Midlands founded the first ever Twitter journal club (@twitjournalclub/#twitjc). Within weeks they had close to a thousand followers. There are now 59 journal club Twitter hashtags, although not all of these are active, including @twitjournalclub which became inactive in December 2013. @GPJournalClub (#gpjc) was founded in December 2015 by Lucy Pocock (@drpoco), who was at the time a GP registrar on maternity leave. The account had 100 followers within 24 hours and now has over a thousand. The first tweet chat took place on...

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Child & Adolescent Mental Health Problems – Twitter Journal Club

Carrie Ladd is a part time NHS GP, a spare time RCGP Clinical Fellow in Perinatal Mental Health and a full time mum… doing overtime! You can find her on Twitter @LaddCar and she has a website. On Sunday 28th November, Dr Lucy Pocock and I co-hosted a session of the Twitter based journal club #gpjc to discuss one of the emerging priority areas of General Practice – Child and Young People’s Mental Health. The BJGP paper we discussed was a systematic review of primary care practitioner’s perceptions to barriers in managing these problems. All contributors seemed to agree that...

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Next GP Journal Club is Sunday 3rd July at 8pm: migraine and CV disease in women

The next GP Journal Club will be discussing the BMJ paper: Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study by Kurth et al.  You can download it here. Migraine occurs in 15% of the UK adult population and is three times more common in women. This large cohort study from the US suggests that female migraine sufferers are at increased risk of experiencing cardiovascular events. What will this mean for those of us in primary care who have responsibility for managing cardiovascular risk? Should we be advising all female migraine sufferers to take a statin, for instance? Please...

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GP Journal Club: the primary care–secondary care battleground

Sampson R, Barbour R and Wilson P. The relationship between GPs and hospital consultants and the implications for patient care: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract 2016. 17:(1): 1-12 The next GP Journal Club is on the 8th May at 8pm. You can download the paper here. Rammya Mathew is an academic GP at UCL and is chairing the next GP Journal Club. Sampson et al have done a fantastic job of characterising the somewhat strained relationships that exist across the primary care-secondary care interface. On reading the paper, I couldn’t help but feel that so much of the...

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GP Journal Club – April 2016

The April GP Journal Club is now on Storify. The paper discussed was: Lorgeril M, Rabaeus M. Beyond confusion and controversy, can we evaluate the real efficacy and safety of cholesterol-lowering with statins? JCBMR 2016;1(1):67 The next GP Journal Club will be in May – you can follow @GPjournalclub and #gpjc on Twitter. Click here for the GP Journal club blogposts. [View the story “GP Journal Club – April 2016” on...

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