This issue’s life and times articles describe the failure of society and policymakers to value general practice. To value is to understand and appreciate both the beauty and appropriate uses of a thing. It also has a sense of quantitate weighing -
As 2024 dawns, on behalf of BJGP Life, I would like to thank all of our contributors, both regular and occasional. You have challenged, informed and supported us. To those thinking, 'Could I write a Life article?' please come in and have
"The extra mile is a problematic concept. If everyone goes the extra mile, do we lose sight of which miles are extra? If we are to embark on our quest then the readings in this month’s Life and Times help us to
In CS Lewis’s magical classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, the heroes found a frozen land of frightened animals, where it is, ‘always winter, but never Christmas.' Could this become a metaphor for the 21st century consultation? Andrew Papanikitas unwraps
This issue focusses on the heart and cardiovascular medicine. Life and Times for its part stresses the metaphysical and metaphorical heart with an eclectic smorgasbord of useful, challenging, and entertaining articles. This includes learning from tragedy, a tongue in cheek glossary, and
BJGP editor Euan Lawson was recently asked (again) to discuss ten 10 interesting papers of the last year at the Royal Society of Medicine's general practice and primary care update. Topics include: heavy menstrual bleeding, hypertension management, suicide and inclusion health... and
The BJGP/BJGPLife team will be among the crowds at this year's RCGP annual primary care meeting in Glasgow. However, we've already done some travelling and picked up some tips to share. Catch up with us in Scotland!
The Life & Times section this month highlights ways in which we risk missing important aspects of life. Many of the articles also suggest how we can extend and add necessary flexibility to our gaze.
This month’s Life and Times articles highlight general practice at the heart of the NHS ecosystem, a powerful force for social good. It is clear that we shouldn’t waste too much time partying, and that not all of the work to be done lies within health care.
Primary care systems can clearly be described as networks of people and things, ideas, processes, relationships and technologies. It is patently clear that we have a duty open the black boxes of our primary care systems, lest ignorance of how they work
Andrew Papanikitas introduces the articles in this Month's Life and Times, and reflects on the meaning of 'Crisis' as it applies to global general practice
Introducing the BJGP Life and Times section for the March edition, Andrew Papanikitas wondered whether policymakers and the public see GPs as 'Things' or as 'Rational economic man.' Perhaps both views are wrong?