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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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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Inter-professional working between general practice and social care


Tanya Moore discusses a small study on inter-professional working between social care and general practice and finds evidence of misunderstanding.

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

Doctor writing something on a tablet

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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Internet based interventions for depression: how can we increase acceptance?


Raluca Lucacel summarises an RCT of Internet based interventions for depression, which finds that a brief informational video shown to people with depression before they receive their treatment, helps to increase their acceptance of the Internet based intervention.

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Screening for bipolar spectrum disorders (MDQ, BSDS and HCL-32)


Elena Marcus appraises a recent meta-analysis of screening for bipolar spectrum disorders, which concludes that the MDQ and HCL-32 tools are supported by more evidence than the BSDS tool.

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A multitude of systematic reviews on dementia diagnosis


Clarissa Giebel highlights 5 new Cochrane reviews on dementia diagnosis, focusing on the Mini-Cog, IQCODE and MMSE diagnostic tests.

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Bridging The Health Gap. An incentivised Scheme for Primary Care GP’s

Health information

People with learning disabilities experience health inequalities compared to the general population, compounded by the number of health related problems thye may have related to having a learning disability.

Here, in her debut blog, Tara Quinn-Cirillo adds her reflections to an assessment of this incentivised scheme.

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