John Baker summarises a recent Cochrane systematic review of psychosocial interventions for benzodiazepine harmful use, abuse or dependence.[read the full story...]
Results: 185For: primary care
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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]
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[read the full story...]
This report shares findings from a realist evaluation exploring what GPs bring to commissioning and some key facilitators and enablers.[read the full story...]
This post looks at the Health Education England report, The future of primary care, which is about recruitment and training in primary care.[read the full story...]
Summary of a report, produced by RAND Europe, exploring different models for delivering primary care, including collaboration, and how to manage change.[read the full story...]
This report shares findings of a mixed methods case study, to explore best practice in reducing unplanned admissions in the elderly population.[read the full story...]
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.[read the full story...]