Tag: #gpjc

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Problems – Twitter Journal Club

Carrie Ladd is a part time NHS GP, a spare time RCGP Clinical Fellow in Perinatal Mental Health and a full time mum… doing overtime! You can find her on Twitter @LaddCar and she has a website. On Sunday 28th November, Dr Lucy Pocock and I co-hosted a session of the Twitter based journal club #gpjc to discuss one of the emerging priority areas of General Practice – Child and Young People’s Mental Health. The BJGP paper we discussed was a systematic review of primary care practitioner’s perceptions to barriers in managing these problems. All contributors seemed to agree that...

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Next GP Journal Club is Sunday 3rd July at 8pm: migraine and CV disease in women

The next GP Journal Club will be discussing the BMJ paper: Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease in women: prospective cohort study by Kurth et al.  You can download it here. Migraine occurs in 15% of the UK adult population and is three times more common in women. This large cohort study from the US suggests that female migraine sufferers are at increased risk of experiencing cardiovascular events. What will this mean for those of us in primary care who have responsibility for managing cardiovascular risk? Should we be advising all female migraine sufferers to take a statin, for instance? Please...

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GP Journal Club: the primary care–secondary care battleground

Sampson R, Barbour R and Wilson P. The relationship between GPs and hospital consultants and the implications for patient care: a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract 2016. 17:(1): 1-12 The next GP Journal Club is on the 8th May at 8pm. You can download the paper here. Rammya Mathew is an academic GP at UCL and is chairing the next GP Journal Club. Sampson et al have done a fantastic job of characterising the somewhat strained relationships that exist across the primary care-secondary care interface. On reading the paper, I couldn’t help but feel that so much of the...

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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 – 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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