How have media depictions of general practice and GPs affected how we work, and healthcare policy in the UK? Nada Khan investigates...
Labour seems to have its own version of a disruptor in Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, who declared that he wants to phase out the system of GP partners, & scrap the gatekeeping model of primary care, but how many of
The BJGP team are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and extend our sympathies to The Royal Family
The winners are in for the Research Paper of the Year award 2021! Carolyn A Chew-Graham and Helen Leach present the winners and stand outs from this year's awards, with reflection on the importance of primary care research for GP trainees working
Nada Khan explores the roles of and our perceptions about primary care multidiciplinary teams, in light of the recent BBC Panorama investigation
Recent media coverage has focussed on whether patients should be fined for missing appointments. Would a £10 fine change patient behaviour and put an end to this story once and for all? Nada Khan investigates!
As of day 70 of the Ukraine–Russia war there have been 186 attacks on health care. Drawing comparisons to Russia's involvement in the Syrian Civil War, Hareen De Silva BEM describes the devastating and long-term tolls these attacks have on civilians.
Richard Armitage discusses how the management of vaccine-preventable diseases has been affected by the conflict in Ukraine
Richard Armitage discusses many Ukrainian families have been separated, meaning the vast majority of refugees are women, children, and elderly people, who are often unaccompanied. These vulnerable individuals are exposed to substantially increased risks of being affected by modern slavery, sexual and
Part of the increased demand for HRT has been attributed to a TV documentary about the menopause released a year ago by Davina McCall, which has led to what some call the ‘Davina effect’. Nada Khan examines the effect of celebrity narratives
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
Nada Khan asks how can we tackle fuel poverty and food insecurity in practice, offering some solid tips for practice
Richard Armitage discusses the interaction of battlefront conditions and COVID-19 in Ukraine
Richard Armitage uses the inverse care law to discuss the health inequalities affecting Ukrainian civilians who have been unable to flee the country.
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.
Nada Khan investigates research into the causes of the UK GP workforce crisis and finds plenty of issues to address.
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
Richard Armitage observes that demand for emergency contraception in England post lockdown has public health implications
Nada Khan considers how to approach HRT shortages in general practice
Nada Khan discusses practical aspects of supporting migrants from Ukraine in UK primary care.
The editor, Euan Lawson, with some notes and all the links from the January '22 Editor's Briefing.
It is 50 years since The Lancet published Julian Tudor Hart’s seminal paper describing the inverse care law. Stewart Mercer and colleagues report on the Scottish Deep End Group's half day online conference.
The Kieran Sweeney Prize is awarded each year by the Tamar Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners. This year's title: “What does the future hold for the relationship between a patient and their GP in the UK?”
Community palliative care delivery is changing dramatically in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. But what of the unintended consequences of such rapid change? Ben Bowers and his co-authors examine key issues.
The reputation of general practice, once seen as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the NHS, is under threat. James Hibberd looks at the evidence.