Tag: continuity of care

Letter to Dr Sarah Wollaston – prevention of suicide and continuity of care

David Zigmond was a small practice GP in south London 1977-2016. You can read Obituary for St James Church Surgery here. This is an edited extract from a letter to Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair, Parliamentary Health Select Committee. Prevention of Suicide. The crux of personal continuity of care Late in December I heard a radio discussion (BBC Radio 4, Today) about how our community and its designated services might best prevent suicide. All the participants, including you, talked with clear sense about evident truths: our need for adequate (and increasing) funding, the need for skilled vigilance in primary care...

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Top 10 most read BJGP research articles published in 2016

These are the top 10 most read research articles based on full text downloads from bjgp.org in 2016. 1. Overdiagnosis of asthma in children in primary care: a retrospective analysis.  http://bjgp.org/content/66/644/e152 Overdiagnosis of childhood asthma is common in primary care, leading to unnecessary treatment, disease burden, and impact on quality of life. However, only in a small percentage of children is a diagnosis of asthma confirmed by lung function tests. 2. Telephone triage systems in UK general practice: analysis of consultation duration during the index day in a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.  http://bjgp.org/content/66/644/e214 Telephone triage is not associated with a...

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