Category: Research

World Down Syndrome Day – improving primary care for everyone

World Down Syndrome Day is a celebration of some remarkable people and their families. They happen to be born with an extra chromosome. BJGP Open has published a paper on the management of long-term conditions for adults with intelllectual disability. It was a mixed methods systematic review from Hanlon and colleagues in Glasgow. It makes for sobering reading.

The BJGP Open paper

Today, BJGP Open published a paper on the management of long-term conditions for adults with intelllectual disability. It was a mixed methods systematic review from Hanlon and colleagues in Glasgow. It makes for sobering reading.

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Top 10 most read BJGP research articles published in 2017

These are the top 10 most read research articles based on full text downloads from bjgp.org in 2017. 1. Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study of cancer incidence using English electronic medical records and cancer registry data http://bjgp.org/content/67/659/e405 This is the first study to estimate the overall risk of cancer in patients with thrombocytosis. The positive predictive value of thrombocytosis is 11.6% for males and 6.2% for females. This rises to 18.1% for males and 10.1% for females if the patient has a second raised platelet count within six months. These figures are well...

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GP partnerships – sinking into obscurity or sailing into the future?

This post was co-authored with Ruth Riley. Ruth is a medical sociologist and qualitative health researcher with an interest in the mental health and wellbeing of NHS healthcare professionals. She is Principal Investigator of a NIHR SPCR funded study: Exploring the barriers and facilitators to help-seeking amongst GPs: Improving Access to Support. In the past, the huge majority of GPs were partners, with partnership seen as the obvious career pathway. Partnerships consist of groups of general practitioners who own and run their practices, meaning they are in some regards their own bosses. However, the numbers of salaried GPs (employed...

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