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Book review: Fibromyalgia

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"While undoubtedly fibromyalgia may not be adequately covered in the medical curriculum, I am not sure that this book fills the gap." – Carolyn Chew-Graham reviews Fibromyalgia by Thanthullu Vasu ...

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Making it real

When someone asks you whether you’re telling them it’s all in their head, the most accurate answer is: Yes, but isn’t everything?

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How to attract good partners and hold on to them

Finding the right partner is critical. With a generation of senior and capable partners retiring and not being replaced at the same rate, there is a huge concern of seeing this post continue to diminish. Here, Adnan Saad outlines how

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Being philosophical when it’s complicated

We can use concepts and language to share ideas/help us see things we might overlook. We can use the narratives of others to extend our own experiences of the world. The dangers from being intellectually and morally passive compel us to embrace

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Why barbers have ‘an edge’ on GPs

"When a patient who happens to be a barber comes to see me for a consultation, that is precisely what – and only what – he gets.  When I go to see my barber for a haircut, however, not only do I

10 mins read

Being philosophical when it’s complicated

We can use concepts and language to share ideas/help us see things we might overlook. We can use the narratives of others to extend our own experiences of the world. The dangers from being intellectually and morally passive compel us to embrace complexity. Highlights from

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12 mins read

General practice cannot be piecework

Piecework is advantageous for production where output volume is a reliable proxy for productivity and monitoring and incentivising output volume does not compromise quality. Lara Shemtob and colleagues argue this is inappropriate for general practice.

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10 mins read
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