general practice

Men`s Health in Primary Care

Author: Edited By Joel J. Heidelbaugh. Pages: 312 Size: 5.5 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Springer Verlag
Published: 01 January, 2016
eISBN-13: 9783319260914

This book fills a major gap in the literature by providing comprehensive guidelines for the care of male patients through the lifecycle and across healthcare settings. Devoted solely to improving men`s health, this book serves as an accessible, practical reference for clinicians treating these patients. It focuses on the psychosocial challenges that men encounter in obtaining healthcare as well as acute and chronic medical and psychological diseases. The book also offers current evidence-based guidelines for wellness and health maintenance. Topics include the problem of help seeking, preventative services, sexual dysfunction, cardiovascular health, prostate cancer screening, and testosterone deficiency. Men`s Health in Primary Care is a valuable resource for primary care clinicians and students in family medicine, internal medicine, and adolescent medicine.

Practice Accounts Made Easy

Author: Tudor, Ann Pages: 95 Size: 469 KB Format: EPUB Publisher: Scion Publishing
Published: 10 June, 2017
eISBN-13: 9781911510123

Most general practices are businesses of quite significant size and yet many GPs are not clear on what the detail of their practice accounts really means. This book will help if you have ever found yourself confused by:

  • a balance sheet
  • capital accounts
  • profit-sharing ratios

It will also help you to understand how practices are paid.

Oxford Handbook of General Practice (4 ed.)

Author: Chantal Simon, Hazel Everitt, Francoise van Dorp, and Matt Burkes
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2014
Print ISBN-13: 9780199671038
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780199671038.001.0001

Fully revised to reflect the new changes to the GP contract and the GP curriculum, this fourth edition of the best-selling Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a practical guide to all aspects of general practice, including everything from vital clinical information to valuable practical guidance from experienced GPs. Comprehensively covering everything a doctor needs to work in, or manage a GP practice, this resource ensures readers are always up-to-date with the latest guidelines, the most recent protocols, and cutting-edge clinical information. It is fully illustrated, features many useful figures, diagrams, management boxes, and tables, and new full colour photographs have been added to the dermatology and ophthalmology chapters.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties (10 ed.)

Author: Andrew Baldwin, Nina Hjelde, Charlotte Goumalatsou, and Gil Myers
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2016
Print ISBN-13: 9780198719021
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780198719021.001.0001

This title provides a unique resource for medical students and junior doctors as a definitive guide to the medical specialties. It is divided into 14 chapters, each covering a specialty area, including obstetrics, paediatrics, gynaecology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, primary care, ENT, dermatology, anaesthesia, eponymous syndromes, orthopaedics, trauma, emergency medicine, and pre-hospital care. Each chapter aims to cover the core content of the specialty in a concise and logical way, focussing on presentation, diagnosis and management of specific conditions and giving clear advice on clinical management. A unique feature of both books is the use of humour, anecdotes and philosophical asides, helping ensure a rounded, patient-centred approach to the practise of medicine.

Emergencies in Sports Medicine

Author: Julian Redhead and Jonathan Gordon
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2012
Print ISBN-13: 9780199602674
DOI: 0.1093/med/9780199602674.001.0001

The essential quick-referral guide for any medical professional providing immediate care for patients with sporting injuries.

Emergencies in Primary Care

Author: Chantal Simon, Karen O’Reilly, Robin Proctor, and John Buckmaster
Format: Webpage Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2007
Print ISBN-13: 9780198570684
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780198570684.001.0001

This reference provides a practical, accessible guide to all emergencies encountered in primary care from the immediately life threatening to the small but urgent problems that can arise.

Leadership and Teambuilding in Primary Care

Author: Clare Mullins And Graham Constable ; Foreword By Simon Gregory.
Pages: 164 Size: 7.35 MB Format: PDF Publisher: CRC Press Inc – M.U.A.
Published: 06 July, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781138031418

This concise, jargon-free guide examines and explains the skills and attitudes needed to develop leadership abilities in individuals. It offers practical advice that is ideal for everyday implementation in the workplace. Developed alongside the NHS Leadership Qualities Framework, this book offers a unique ‘healthcare organisation as a business’ focus – concentrating efforts in the right areas. The case studies bring situations to life, and make it easier to identify with leadership and teambuilding issues. This book is an invaluable resource for practice managers, general practitioners, nurses and other healthcare professionals, including dentists, opticians and pharmacists. Allied health professionals, medical students and administrative staff will also find much of interest. ‘Excellent. Tangible. Clear. This is not some simple self-help guide; it is a practical, thorough and useful text.

The Quality and Outcomes Framework

Author: Edited By Stephen Gillam And A. Niroshan Siriwardena ; Foreword By Iona Heath.
Pages: 182 Size: 2.02 MB Format: PDF Publisher: CRC Press Inc – M.U.A.
Published: 06 July, 2016
eISBN-13: 9781138031241

The Quality and Outcomes Framework has deeply divided UK general practitioners. I commend this book and applaud its determination to scrutinise every aspect of the Quality and Outcomes Framework – good and bad and in-between. – From the Foreword by Iona Heath General practice in the UK faces transformation following the introduction of the Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF), a pay-for-performance scheme unprecedented in the NHS, and the most comprehensive scheme of its kind in the world. Champions claim the QOF advances the quality of primary care; detractors fear the end of general practice as we know it. The introduction of the QOF provides a unique opportunity for research, analysis and reflection. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the QOF, examining the claims and counter-claims in depth through the experience of those delivering QOF, comparisons with other countries, and analysis of the wealth of research evidence emerging. Assessments of the true impact of QOF will influence the development of health services in the UK and beyond. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the future of general practice and primary care, including health professionals, trainers, students, MRCGP candidates and researchers, managers, and policy-makers and shapers.

A Guide to Staff Employment in General Practice

Author: Jim Milligan.
Pages: 113 Size: 1.12 MB Format: EPUB Publisher: Nbn International
Published: 01 April, 2015
eISBN-13: 9780850843927

GPs (doctors)and practice managers confront many issues in staff management. A Guide to Staff Employment in General Practice provides detailed procedures for navigating these sometimes difficult issues. At the same time, the book identifies relevant UK law and draws on authoritative advice from bodies such as Acas. Although it contains expert information on employment law, expert knowledge is not required to use this book. It has an easy-to-use style and gives step-by-step guidance throughout. Information is accompanied by meticulous cross-referencing and details of the pertinent employment law are readily available in the appendices. The book accesses current law and good practice, allowing readers to manage any specific issue. The book covers a wide range of topics, including: the employment contract – the key to the many employment rights – and how to change the contract legally; managing disciplinary procedures; performance management (including sickness absence); dismissal; equality; maternity rights; appraisal; workplace stress. The book also contains a chapter on recent developments, such as GP federations and their employment implications. This guide has been compiled by a practice adviser with many years` experience of advising, representing and training GP practices. Not only does the author know how employment law works, but he also knows how general practice works. Readership: GP staff partners, practice managers, HR personnel in (English) Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP trainers who may need an employment manual to take trainees through learning situations; trainee practice managers.

Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders

Author: Robert L. Leahy, Stephen J. F. Holland, Lata K. McGinn.
Pages: 741 Size: 5.52 MB Format: PDF Publisher: Guilford Publications Inc. M.U.A.
Published: 12 January, 2012
eISBN-13: 9781609186951

This widely used book is packed with indispensable tools for treating the most common clinical problems encountered in outpatient mental health practice. Chapters provide basic information on depression and the six major anxiety disorders; step-by-step instructions for evidence-based assessment and intervention; illustrative case examples; and practical guidance for writing reports and dealing with third-party payers. In a convenient large-size format, the book features 74 reproducible client handouts, homework sheets, and therapist forms for assessment and record keeping. New to This Edition*The latest research on each disorder and its treatment.*Innovative techniques that draw on cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches.*Two chapters offering expanded descriptions of basic behavioral and cognitive techniques.*More than half of the 74 reproducibles are entirely new.