Oleksii Korzh writes from the Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Ukraine, to describe the effect of the conflict on primary healthcare.
Richard Armitage reminds us that, while they play no part in geopolitical games, it is children – in particular the maintenance of their health and wellbeing – that pay one of the largest and most deeply unjust costs for the accident of
Roger Jones reviews 'A fortunate woman' by Polly Morland. At a very difficult time for general practice and for the medical profession as a whole, this book comes as a most welcome affirmation of the central importance of a respectful, reciprocal relationship
Ivy Mitchell and Andrew Papanikitas review Doughnut Economics - an attempt to rewire economic thinking to take account of both social deprivation and environmental sustainability.
Jeremy W Tankel discusses how previously successful approaches to telephone and in person GP consultations are proving problematic in the COVID-19 era - what's the answer?
Nada Khan asks how can we tackle fuel poverty and food insecurity in practice, offering some solid tips for practice
In April 2020, NICE published new guidance on how to help patients to safely stop antidepressant use. To help GPs to implement this guidance in their practice, Stevie Lewis from the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and Mark Horowitz have published
Amy Clark and Dr Kathryn Hughes tell us about research into the NICE traffic light system for assessing sick children.
In an open letter to BJGP Life, Roghieh Dehghan and members of the Medact migrant solidarity group argue that deporting refugees to Rwanda is an uncomplicated moral wrong and note the frequent silence of healthcare leadership when these wrongs are mooted by
Paul McNamara 'never wanted to be a GP' but now argues that undergraduate self selected components in general practice could help with recruitment and retention.
Whilst efforts are being made to develop the paramedic role within primary care, what is often missing from research and policy informing practice is the voice of patients. An NIHR patient and public group discuss this and offer practical advice for primary
Richard Armitage uses the inverse care law to discuss the health inequalities affecting Ukrainian civilians who have been unable to flee the country.
Robert MacGibbon reviews a new radical blueprint for health which examines ‘five frontiers of health’; social justice, economic, social care, sustainability and a public health new deal.
Paul McNamara and Tanvi Cheetirala argue that UK general practice is suffering as a profession and as a 'brand.' But will re-branding or specialist status help?
Karen Nicholson highlights possible connections between psychological trauma fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndromes - and suggests an audit
Dr Jon Gibson talks us through research that explores how staff from diverse healthcare backgrounds in the primary care workforce are associated with system outcomes.
Richard Armitage is usually a GP in Nottingham but is currently providing primary care to internally displaced people in the east of Ukraine. He discusses issues for primary care in the region.
Koki Kato reflects on the tension between patient safety and patient centered-ness with a hypothetical case that will be familiar to many. Does it have to be one or the other?
Aaron Poppleton, Dennis Ougrin, and Yana Maksymets give a responsive overview of the health needs of Ukrainian refugees and provide a list of useful resources for GPs
Professor Chris Butler tells us about the PRINCIPLE trial and the use of colchicine for COVID-19 in the community
Orest Mulka and Philip Evans discuss the development of general practice in Ukraine and the role of international collaboration in the development of primary care
Hannah Milton, GP, reviews Monty Lyman's The Painful Truth: The New Science of Why We Hurt and How We Can Heal.
It’s our ‘final warning’; the world is failing to limit the impacts of climate change and primary care can help. Nada Khan highlights resources, aided by our planetary primary care column.
The Nationality and Borders Bill has the potential to further jeopardise the health and wellbeing of migrants and asylum seekers in the UK. Hannah Fox and Durga Sivasathiaseelan from Doctors of the World outline why it is essential such a Bill should
Debates between doctors and patients about treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) have become particularly polarised in recent years. Damien Ridge and colleagues argue that a relationship-based care approach is vital to support people with CFS/ME.