Nada Khan asks how can we tackle fuel poverty and food insecurity in practice, offering some solid tips for practice
Can a statement be a lie if if its author does not know (or want to know) that they are lying? John Spicer reviews an intriguing little book 'On Bullshit.'
Pallavi Devulapalli reminds us that learning about what is happening to soil and engaging with policymakers to reverse its loss and degradation is of primary importance to all responsible citizens.
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?
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
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.
Drs Farah Bede and Emma Radcliffe describe an ‘inverse climate law’, where those at greatest risk of the climate crisis lack resources and are least resilient to it due to pre-existing societal inequality.
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.
Vasumathy Sivarajasingam argues that improving healthcare for healthcare workers might improve the overall healthcare service as well as the welfare and morale of those who work for it
Drs Laura Heath and Sheena Sharma present their bereavement toolkit, designed to aid healthcare practitioners navigate this potentially difficult space by providing real-world consultation ‘tools’.
Giles Dawnay considers practitioner, patient, culture and politics in his reflections on the present and relationship between GP and patient
"Through partnership rather than paternalism, the future patient–GP relationship will embrace the change of the world yet to come." — Nathaniel Roocroft, winner of this year's Kieran Sweeney Prize, sets out a future vision of general practice.
Narinder Bansal and colleagues argue that clinicians should be sensitive to how experiences of poor listening and relating can replicate and trigger wider experiences of marginalisation.
Stoic philosophy was based on the recognition that we cannot escape what is destined for us. An acceptance of inevitability has a number of implications for working as a GP. Austin O'Carroll wrestles with fate.
Richard Armitage argues that insufficient sleep should be regarded as a serious problem requiring the urgent attention of public health and primary care practitioners.
It is only in recent years that the physical and emotional burden faced by those in the medical profession has been raised. What can be done at both a structural and individual level to aid the wellbeing of medical staff? Dr Feryad