Category: GP Journal Club

GP Journal Club – Sunday 28th February 2016 at 20:00 GMT

The next GP Journal Club will be discussing the PLOS Medicine article: Bariatric Surgery in the United Kingdom: A Cohort Study of Weight Loss and Clinical Outcomes in Routine Clinical Care by Douglas et al. You can download it here. The next #gpjc live chat will be on Sun 28th Feb at 20:00GMT. This is the paper for discussion: @euan_lawson — GPjournalclub (@GPjournalclub) January 25,...

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GP Journal Club – January 2016

The first GP Journal Club is now on Storify. The paper discussed was Promoting physical activity in older people in general practice: ProAct65+ cluster randomised controlled trial by Illiffe et al and it can be downloaded here at The next GP Journal Club will be in February – you can follow @GPjournalclub to find out more. Click here for the GP Journal club blogposts. [<a href=”//″ target=”_blank”>View the story “GP Journal Club – January 2016” on...

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New on Twitter: the GP Journal Club

First #gpjc tweet chat will be 8pm UK time on Sunday 10th January. Please read the article and get involved. — GPjournalclub (@GPjournalclub) December 10, 2015 Lucy Pocock is an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Care and is on Twitter @drpoco I have attended my fair share of journal clubs whilst a junior doctor in hospital jobs. However, as a GP trainee there has been little opportunity to read and discuss new and interesting research with peers. Whilst on maternity leave (looking for something to keep me entertained in the dead of night when I was feeding baby!), I discovered Twitter. Initially I used it just to have a rant about the proposed changes to the junior doctors’ contract, but I began to see other, perhaps more educational, uses for it. I was introduced to the Geriatric Medicine Journal Club (@GeriMedJC) and the GIM Journal Club (@GIMJClub) and wondered if the same approach would work for primary care. @GPJournalClub was born on 10th December 2015 and had over 100 followers in the first 24 hours; it seemed there was definitely an appetite! Thankfully, the nice folk at the BJGP have offered their support and so a blog about each month’s tweet chat will be hosted here, along with a link to the transcript of the chat afterwards. I hope that we can have a rotating chair each month,...

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