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CBT plus taper may help reduce short-term benzodiazepine use


John Baker summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review of psychosocial interventions for benzodiazepine harmful use, abuse or dependence.

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Computerised CBT for depression is no better than usual GP care: the REEACT trial


Another debut blog today, this time from Suzanne Dash, who presents the results of the REEACT trial published last week in the BMJ. The study found limited uptake of computerised CBT by people with clinical depression and no benefit of free or commercially available cCBT packages over usual GP care.

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Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration


Kirsten Lawson explores the benefits of working across professional and therapeutic boundaries, highlighted beautifully by the recent COINCIDE RCT of collaborative care for patients with depression comorbid with diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

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Reducing the bureaucracy in general practice must be a national priority, says NHS Alliance


Sarah McDonald reviews a new NHS Alliance report, which provides a snapshot of GP and Practice Manager views on the day-to-day work demands that exist outside of general practice consultations.

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Introduction and Uptake of Annual Health Checks across Northern Ireland for Patients with Learning Disabilities

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People with learning disabilities are more likely to experience a range of health issues and one response to this has been the introduction of annual health checks by GPs.

Here, Alix Dixon looks at a study in Northern Ireland which set out to discover the impact of health facilitation posts on the uptake of these health checks

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To deliver quality primary care, GPs should analyse their clinical case-mix, says Health Education England

Three heads and lots of cogs

This post looks at the Health Education England report, The future of primary care, which is about recruitment and training in primary care.

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“No ‘one size fits all’ model for delivering primary care” says RAND Europe

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Summary of a report, produced by RAND Europe, exploring different models for delivering primary care, including collaboration, and how to manage change.

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What can local decision makers do to address unplanned admissions in the elderly?


This report shares findings of a mixed methods case study, to explore best practice in reducing unplanned admissions in the elderly population.

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Mental health needs of people with learning disabilities – are mental health nurses prepared?

Working directly with people with learning disabilities during medical training can improve knowledge of specific issues and attitudes in health care professionals

The mental health needs of people with learning disabilities may be overlooked.

In this blog, Paula Hopes looks at review of literature, which sets out to discover how prepared mental health nurses are to respond to these needs.

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