Category Archives: Primary care

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