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Targeting treatment for depression with Target-D

Professor Jane Gunn discusses research into a self-administered tool for depression. This RCT showed that ‘Target-D’, a person-centred clinical prediction tool and e-health platform matching management options to prognosis, results in greater improvement in depressive symptoms at 3 months than usual care.

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Pressure building…..

The pressure is building up in General Practice and Primary Care. Will things get better? Will things get even worse? Will General Practice have a future as the greatest of all the medical professions? David Mummery gives us his take on problems with the partnership model and future possibilities.

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Facing face-to-face

The role of a GP is not merely clinical management, but committing to a person-centred approach. Might the Covid-19 pandemic have caused us to lose some of that ‘real’ touch with our patients? Rabia Aftab enters the face to face consultation debate.


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Why GPs need to be involved in mental health research

We all know that research is not for "normal GPs" - we are all too busy. But are we right? Beatrice Shelley and colleagues say that being a practising GP and an active researcher are not as incompatible as one may think – a growing number of GPs are conducting research, and in so doing, they will be influencing clinical practice and guiding health policy.

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Book review: Lifeline by Dr Barry Monk

We are repeatedly told that we should learn from the airline industry in order to solve our perennial problems with patient safety. So why don't we? Why is the NHS so dysfunctional in its management? Henry Tegner's review of Barry Monk's important book makes the answer to these questions distressingly clear.

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Evaluation of Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) affects approximately 14 infants a year in England. The condition is usually fatal by 12-18 months of age without bone marrow transplantation. Public Health England will be performing a two year evaluation of newborn screening for SCID in six English screening regions. Here is what we need to know.

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