Articles: 28.02 February 2017

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Effective ways of supporting patients to stop smoking

Smoking cessation is the most cost-effective intervention for the prevention and treatment of smoking-related diseases. This article discusses the treatments available to support smokers to stop smoking and their efficacy.
Smoking is the primary cause of preventable illness and premature death in the UK, accounting for …

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Managing common eye problems in general practice

Eye conditions are commonly encountered in primary care, but GPs often lack confidence with their diagnosis. This article gives an overview of some of the most common eye problems a GP might encounter and how they should be managed, including red flag symptoms to look …

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What should be included in a doctor’s bag?

GPs have always carried some equipment and drugs with them when they visit patients. This overview considers what a ‘doctor’s bag’ actually is, and discusses the items it might need to contain for GP home visits as well as the factors to consider when stocking …

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