Comment: How well do you think you know your patients?

24 Jan 2022Registered users

Professor Haslam mentions the value of the fresh pair of eyes that a medical student or trainee in the practice brings, and I would like to add the benefits of locums.

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire

22 Jan 2015Registered users

Primary and secondary care colleagues meeting to discuss topics, local patient pathways, significant events and altering ways of working can be immensely valuable, and delve deeper than just written words or PowerPoint presentations, argues GP Dr Nicole Howse.

Letters: Perineal tears, episiotomy and pelvic floor disorders

19 Sep 2012Paid-up subscribers

Dr James Erskine, GP, Stockport, comments on the clinical review by Dr Chris Barclay in the May issue: Practitioner 2012:256 (1751);8

Were these doctors arrogant?

22 Jun 2011Registered users

Dr James Barbour, GP in Belfast, UK takes issue with Professor David Haslam, GP Ramsey, Cambs, Past President RCGP, and  President Elect BMA over his description of two doctors as arrogant in his May Haslam's view entitled ' Listen to your patients.' 

Letter: Let patients explain things in their own words

23 Mar 2011Registered users

GP Partner, Dr Julia Visick, Shrewsbury, UK comments on the article ‘Systematic approach needed to establish cause of vertigo' by Dr Ben Turner and Mr Nicholas Eynon-Lewis in the September issue (Practitioner 2010;254(1732):19-23), and the authors reply.


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Letter: Photoguide: Ganglion or myxoid cyst?

22 Mar 2011Registered users

 Dr Kevin Guinan,GP, Lache Health Centre, Chester, UK questions  author Dr Nigel Stollery on whether the picture in the photoguide in November 2010 is a myxoid cyst rather than a ganglion.


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Glad to be a 21st-century GP

15 Oct 2008Paid-up subscribers


QRISK2 vs Framingham

15 Oct 2008Paid-up subscribers


GPs are losing their core roles

10 Sep 2008Registered users

Letters. If some sort of catastrophe strikes the country in the near future, it is possible that there will be no local doctors, nurses or equipment capable of providing basic generalist care any more.

Contact tracing vital to prevent chlamydia reinfection

23 Jul 2008Registered users

Letters. The greatest risk of reinfection for the index case is from the current partner.

No easy way to identify aspirin resistance

23 Jul 2008Registered users

Letters. How do you determine if a patient is resistant to aspirin?