Category: Videos

Continuity of care

Dr Mairead Murphy and Prof Chris Salisbury talk about continuity of care. It is already known that relational continuity of care (seeing the same GP over time) is valued by patients with long-term conditions. This qualitative study identifies that patients believe that relational continuity facilitates having a GP who knows their history, gives consistent advice, takes responsibility and action, and trusts and respects them.

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How to ‘green’ up your primary care practice

Aarti Bansal is a GP in Sheffield and the founder of Greener Practice. She talks about greener lower carbon prescribing, reducing waste, and improving clinical outcomes. She also considers how we can reduce travel for patients and other practical actions practices can take.

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Gut feelings in GPs and cancer diagnosis

Claire Friedemann Smith explains the findings of a systematic review that suggests GPs’ gut feelings may have a role in cancer diagnosis. The studies, which used varied conceptualisations of ‘gut feelings’, showed associations with patients initially being unwell rather than with a suspicion of cancer.

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COVID-19: The improving situation

Professor Azeem Majeed from Imperial College in London talks through the current situation. New infections are much reduced and he discusses the track and trace programme that is now working, though not as well as we might like. Everyday practice is not back to normal just yet.

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