Category Archives: Primary care

Breast screening, health checks and psychological tactics for GPs to encourage attendance, despite ineffectiveness and harms!

https://www.healthwatch-uk.org/images/Newsletters/Number_104.pdf If you enjoy the series ‘Yes, Minister’ you will probably love Issue 104, 2016-17 of the HealthWatch charity’s Newsletter, especially pages 6-8. Breast screening, health checks, nsaids, …what doesn’t work? In his acceptance speech, HealthWatch Award Winner Peter Gotzsche … Continue reading

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Primary Care – a better way?

“Don’t subject staff or patients to guidelines without a decision aid and a number needed to treat or harm,” writes Margaret McCartney (BMJ 2015;351:h4839 – For better primary care, pay GPs for service). “Acknowledge that a 10 minute consultation is … Continue reading

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