Category: GP Journal Club

GP Journal Club – Sunday 10th April at 8pm

The next GP Journal Club will be discussing the paper: 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 You can download it here. Angharad Powell is a Portfolio GP based in North Wales, working in a salaried role, as a tribunal doctor, and as a GP appraiser. Statins – where next? Prescribing statins has become a daily part of life for GPs. Early statin trials, such as 4S and WOSCOPS, appeared to demonstrate dramatic and conclusive benefits for statins over placebo, leading to their recommendation for...

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GP Journal Club – March 2016

The March GP Journal Club is now on Storify. The paper discussed was: Holt TA, Fletcher E, Warren F, et al. Telephone triage systems in UK general practice: analysis of consultation duration during the index day in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Br J Gen Pract Mar 2016, 66 (644) e214-e218. The next GP Journal Club will be in April – you can follow @GPjournalclub and #gpjc. Click here for the GP Journal club blogposts. [View the story “GP Journal Club – March 2016” on...

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GP Journal Club – Sunday 20th March 2016 at 20:00 GMT

The next GP Journal Club will be discussing the BJGP paper: Telephone triage systems in UK general practice: analysis of consultation duration during the index day in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial by Holt et al.  You can download it here. The next #gpjc tweet chat will be on Sun 20/03/16 at 8pm, chaired by @jonnycoatesy Access the paper here for free: https://t.co/ISqx7BegeJ — GPjournalclub (@GPjournalclub) March 14, 2016 Suggested questions include: 1) What do you think of the selection of consultation duration as the outcome? 2) Any thoughts on the study design? 3) Does the fact that only same-day consultations are triaged change the results? 4) Are the data collection methods reliable? 5) Has this paper changed your views on phone triage? Feel free to suggest questions – via Twitter or leave them in the comments box...

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GP Journal Club – February 2016

The February GP Journal Club is now on Storify. The paper discussed was: Douglas IJ, Bhaskaran K, Batterham RL, Smeeth L. Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom: A Cohort Study of Weight Loss and Clinical Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care. PLoS Med. 2015 Dec 22;12(12):e1001925. The next GP Journal Club will be in March – you can follow @GPjournalclub and #gpjc. Click here for the GP Journal club blogposts. [View the story “GP Journal Club – February 2016” on...

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GP Journal Club 28th February 2016 – Bariatric surgery in the NHS

Paper: Douglas IJ, Bhaskaran K, Batterham RL, Smeeth L. Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom: A Cohort Study of Weight Loss and Clinical Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care. PLoS Med. 2015 Dec 22;12(12):e1001925. Link: http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1001925 Ahmed Rashid is an academic clinical fellow in general practice at the University of Cambridge. He writes the regular monthly column “Yonder” in the BJGP and is chairing the next #gpjc. @Dr_A_Rashid Obesity is a public health issue and not a general practice one. Right? I’ve recently had the good fortune to have talked about obesity with two wise and experienced GPs who held quite differing opinions on this. Although they were both in agreement that it is a serious and growing problem, one felt it was predominantly a social problem with solutions in policy and government whilst the other thought it a more clinical problem with solutions in the consultation room and NHS more broadly. Although the social causes of obesity are unquestionable and the need for policy change is clear, the already alarming rates of obesity and related diseases mean that we probably need solutions across the spectrum. Weight loss surgery is a concept that often divides opinion amongst clinicians and patients alike. However, it has become an important aspect of obesity management in recent years and is now an established discipline across various specialist centres in the UK. Although the results...

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