Category: Innovation

Playing the GP role: CSA on the Move

Michael Poplawski is a GPST3 and author of “CSA on the Move – A Practical Audio Guide to the Clinical Management of Common RCGP CSA Scenarios”. www.csaonthemove.com “Statistically speaking, by the time we turn 30, most of us are pursuing or will have pursued up to five different professional roles. Build your own website today!” – convinces a 30-odd year old with thick black frame glasses and a sparkle in her eye. We are problem-solvers, sorter-outers and we are the “Ultimate Pragmatists” Five roles, eh? Most of us adopt at least five different roles in a routine morning surgery:...

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Part 2: Integration and true collaboration to develop primary care

Cat Roberts is Clinical Lead GP involved in developing and delivering primary care services within an acute trust, including a GP-led frailty service You can read Cat’s first post: Challenging the norm: GPs as innovators here. I vividly remember one of my first consultations as a general practice registrar. The patient had a list of complex problems and I did not have the skillset to deal with the multitude of issues or her expectations. The consultation became strained, and as she pressed me for answers and solutions I became more defensive. The defensiveness manifested itself in the use of medical...

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Part 1: Challenging the norm and GPs as innovators

Cat Roberts is Clinical Lead GP involved in developing and delivering primary care services within an acute trust, including a GP-led frailty service Following a few years of basking in the ‘delicious ambiguity’ of general practice we returned to the hospital wards to try to fully understand patient care pathways. Any doctor studying for membership exams will describe how the second learning cycle is so much more meaningful when digested with a wealth of clinical experience – the same is true of returning to secondary care having worked in primary care. We were stepping from a land of hypothesis into...

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Self discovery with an ankle fracture

Kate Dawson is a full-time remote and rural ​GP on the Isle of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides. At our staff night out, I slipped on a wet dance-floor, and in a moment, fell and became a patient. I couldn’t put any weight on my foot, and my ankle swelled dramatically. As a consequence, I have learned a lot about myself, our systems, my colleagues, and about being a patient. Our practice manager showed the most clinical acumen, and provided paracetamol and an icepack. The party continued as I watched from the side-lines, I was on duty in A&E in our community...

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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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