general practice


Summary: Patient-based medical care provided across age and gender or specialty boundaries.

Top Publications

  1. Luymes C, Poortvliet R, van Geloven N, de Waal M, Drewes Y, Blom J, et al. Deprescribing preventive cardiovascular medication in patients with predicted low cardiovascular disease risk in general practice - the ECSTATIC study: a cluster randomised non-inferiority trial. BMC Med. 2018;16:5 pubmed publisher
    ..medication in patients without a strict indication for such medication is safe and cost-effective in general practice. In this pragmatic cluster randomised controlled non-inferiority trial, we recruited 46 general practices in ..
  2. Iacobucci G. GMC sees 15% fall in applications for GP training. BMJ. 2014;349:g6139 pubmed publisher
  3. Lippert M, Kousgaard M, Bjerrum L. General practitioners uses and perceptions of voluntary electronic feedback on treatment outcomes - a qualitative study. BMC Fam Pract. 2014;15:193 pubmed publisher
    ..and implementation of indicator-based technologies for assessing and improving the quality of care in general practice. The aim of this study was to explore how and for what purposes indicator-based feedback is used by the ..
  4. Gaffney H, Blakeman T, Blickem C, Kennedy A, Reeves D, Dawson S, et al. Predictors of patient self-report of chronic kidney disease: baseline analysis of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Fam Pract. 2014;15:196 pubmed publisher
  5. Perk J, De Backer G, Gohlke H, Graham I, Reiner Z, Verschuren M, et al. European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice (version 2012). The Fifth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted . Eur Heart J. 2012;33:1635-701 pubmed publisher
  6. Mahtani K, Miller A, Rivero Arias O, Heneghan C, Price C, Thompson M, et al. Autoimmune markers for the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in primary care: primary care diagnostic technology update. Br J Gen Pract. 2013;63:553-4 pubmed publisher
  7. Boomla K, Hull S, Robson J. GP funding formula masks major inequalities for practices in deprived areas. BMJ. 2014;349:g7648 pubmed publisher
  8. Lee J. Residency training for general practice in China. Educ Prim Care. 2014;25:163 pubmed
  9. Dziedzic K, Healey E, Porcheret M, Ong B, Main C, Jordan K, et al. Implementing the NICE osteoarthritis guidelines: a mixed methods study and cluster randomised trial of a model osteoarthritis consultation in primary care--the Management of OsteoArthritis In Consultations (MOSAICS) study protocol. Implement Sci. 2014;9:95 pubmed publisher
    ..ISRCTN number: ISRCTN06984617. ..

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  1. Wang Y, Wilkinson M, Ng E, Cheng K. Primary care reform in China. Br J Gen Pract. 2012;62:546-7 pubmed publisher
  2. Walters L, Hirsh D. Teaching in general practice: considering conceptual lenses. Med Educ. 2011;45:660-2 pubmed publisher
  3. Cole A. GPs feel pressurised to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics, survey finds. BMJ. 2014;349:g5238 pubmed publisher
  4. Simon M, Henderson K, Tapley A, Scott J, Thomson A, Spike N, et al. Problems managed by Australian general practice trainees: results from the ReCenT (Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training) study. Educ Prim Care. 2014;25:140-8 pubmed
    ..Our findings have significant implications for GP training in Australia. ..
  5. Niewada M, Członkowska A. Prevention of ischemic stroke in clinical practice: a role of internists and general practitioners. Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2014;124:540-8 pubmed
    ..Stroke patients are at risk of depression, dementia, epilepsy, and other complications that also require targeted treatment. ..
  6. Howie J. The college at 60. Br J Gen Pract. 2012;62:590 pubmed publisher
  7. Cowling T, Gunning E. Access to general practice in England: political, theoretical, and empirical considerations. Br J Gen Pract. 2016;66:e680-2 pubmed publisher
  8. Hamilton W, Vedsted P. Cancer and primary care: the clinical and research agenda. Br J Gen Pract. 2011;61:653-4 pubmed publisher
  9. Dalton A, Marshall T, McManus R. The NHS Health Check programme: a comparison against established standards for screening. Br J Gen Pract. 2014;64:530-1 pubmed publisher
  10. Dhaliwal G. Going with your gut. J Gen Intern Med. 2011;26:107-9 pubmed publisher
  11. Olaiya M, Cadilhac D, Kim J, Nelson M, Srikanth V, Gerraty R, et al. Community-Based Intervention to Improve Cardiometabolic Targets in Patients With Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke. 2017;48:2504-2510 pubmed publisher
    ..URL: Unique identifier: ACTRN12608000166370. ..
  12. Donnelly C, Hart N, McCrorie A, Anderson L, Donnelly M, Murchie P, et al. Knowledge or noise? Making sense of General Practitioners' and Consultant use of 2-week-wait referrals for suspected cancer. Br J Cancer. 2017;117:597-603 pubmed publisher
    ..Variation exists between General Practice use of 2WW and rates of consultant reprioritisation of GP referral from routine to 2WW (Consultant Upgrade)...
  13. Brant H, Atherton H, Ziebland S, McKinstry B, Campbell J, Salisbury C. Using alternatives to face-to-face consultations: a survey of prevalence and attitudes in general practice. Br J Gen Pract. 2016;66:e460-6 pubmed publisher
    ..This identifies a substantial gap between rhetoric and reality in terms of the likelihood of certain alternatives (email, video) changing practice in the near future. ..
  14. Jawad M, Hamilton F, Millett C, Albeyatti A, Ananthavarathan P. Knowledge and attitudes of waterpipe tobacco smoking among GPs in England. Br J Gen Pract. 2014;64:222-3 pubmed publisher
  15. Hippisley Cox J, Coupland C, Brindle P. Development and validation of QRISK3 risk prediction algorithms to estimate future risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2017;357:j2099 pubmed publisher
    ..measures Incident cardiovascular disease recorded on any of the following three linked data sources: general practice, mortality, or hospital admission records...
  16. Walter F, Emery J, Burton H. Chronic disease prevention in primary care: how and when will genomics impact?. Br J Gen Pract. 2014;64:331-2 pubmed publisher
  17. Jensen H, Vedsted P, Møller H. Prognosis of cancer in persons with infrequent consultations in general practice: A population-based cohort study. Int J Cancer. 2017;141:2400-2409 pubmed publisher
    ..It is unknown if differences in usual (i.e. customary) consultation frequency in general practice are associated with cancer prognosis...
  18. Hutchings H, Evans B, Fitzsimmons D, Harrison J, Heaven M, Huxley P, et al. Predictive risk stratification model: a progressive cluster-randomised trial in chronic conditions management (PRISMATIC) research protocol. Trials. 2013;14:301 pubmed publisher
    ..New approaches are needed to shift care from hospital to community and general practice. A predictive risk stratification tool (Prism) has been developed for general practice that estimates risk of ..
  19. Del Mar C, Scott A, Glasziou P, Hoffmann T, Van Driel M, Beller E, et al. Reducing antibiotic prescribing in Australian general practice: time for a national strategy. Med J Aust. 2017;207:401-406 pubmed
    In Australia, the antibiotic resistance crisis may be partly alleviated by reducing antibiotic use in general practice, which has relatively high prescribing rates - antibiotics are mostly prescribed for acute respiratory infections, for ..
  20. Atroshi I, Englund M, Turkiewicz A, Tagil M, Petersson I. Incidence of physician-diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome in the general population. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171:943-4 pubmed publisher
  21. Van den Block L, Onwuteaka Philipsen B, Meeussen K, Donker G, Giusti F, Miccinesi G, et al. Nationwide continuous monitoring of end-of-life care via representative networks of general practitioners in Europe. BMC Fam Pract. 2013;14:73 pubmed publisher
    ..The use of representative GP networks for end-of-life care monitoring has huge potential in Europe where several of these networks are operational. ..
  22. Ford J. Extending opening hours in general practice won't improve access for patients most in need. BMJ. 2015;350:h1373 pubmed publisher
  23. Steg P, James S, Atar D, Badano L, Blomstrom Lundqvist C, Borger M, et al. ESC Guidelines for the management of acute myocardial infarction in patients presenting with ST-segment elevation. Eur Heart J. 2012;33:2569-619 pubmed publisher
  24. Aissat Bessalem O, François Fasille V. [Heart failure and nursing homes]. Soins Gerontol. 2017;22:12-15 pubmed publisher
    ..The secondary objective was to analyse the management of residents with heart failure living in institutional care. ..
  25. Manski Nankervis J, Blackberry I, Young D, O Neal D, Patterson E, Furler J. Relational coordination amongst health professionals involved in insulin initiation for people with type 2 diabetes in general practice: an exploratory survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14:515 pubmed publisher
    The majority of people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) receive their care in general practice and will eventually require initiation of insulin as part of their management...
  26. Sargent L, MCCULLOUGH A, Del Mar C, Lowe J. Is Australia ready to implement delayed prescribing in primary care? A review of the evidence. Aust Fam Physician. 2016;45:688-90 pubmed
    ..Evidence indicates that delayed prescribing is an effective strategy for reducing antibiotic use but requires implementation. Individual GPs can begin to use this strategy as a method of treating patients with ARTIs. ..
  27. Coventry P, Fisher L, Kenning C, Bee P, Bower P. Capacity, responsibility, and motivation: a critical qualitative evaluation of patient and practitioner views about barriers to self-management in people with multimorbidity. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14:536 pubmed publisher
    ..However, individual and social resources are needed to generate capacity, responsibility, and motivation for self-management, pointing to a balanced role for health services and wider enabling networks. ..
  28. Vellinga A. The very first requirement of treatment is that it should do no harm, so why are antibiotics still overprescribed?. Int J Clin Pract. 2014;68:152-4 pubmed publisher
  29. Burt J, Newbould J, Abel G, Elliott M, Beckwith J, Llanwarne N, et al. Investigating the meaning of 'good' or 'very good' patient evaluations of care in English general practice: a mixed methods study. BMJ Open. 2017;7:e014718 pubmed publisher
    ..Relative scores are more easily interpretable when used to compare the performance of providers. ..
  30. Windak A. Harmonizing general practice teachers' development across Europe. Eur J Gen Pract. 2012;18:77-8 pubmed publisher
  31. Roland M, Everington S. Tackling the crisis in general practice. BMJ. 2016;352:i942 pubmed publisher
  32. Laverty A, Capewell S. Merit of nagging policy makers as part of a comprehensive campaign to effect change. BMJ. 2015;351:h5293 pubmed publisher
  33. Hobbs F, Baker M, Davies D. Morbidity matters: challenges for research. Br J Gen Pract. 2015;65:e215-6 pubmed publisher
  34. Tummers M, Lucassen P, Wiborg J, Bleijenberg G. The challenge of diagnosing CFS in primary care. Int J Clin Pract. 2013;67:489 pubmed publisher
  35. Harris M, Islam F, Jalaludin B, Chen J, Bauman A, Comino E. Preventive care in general practice among healthy older New South Wales residents. BMC Fam Pract. 2013;14:83 pubmed publisher
    Despite being at high risk, disadvantaged patients may be less likely to receive preventive care in general practice. This study aimed to explore self-reported preventive care received from general practitioners and the factors associated ..
  36. Blanquet M, Peyrol M, Gerbaud L, Morel F, Maradeix B, Llorca P, et al. Tackling the alcohol issue in France. Br J Gen Pract. 2014;64:16 pubmed publisher
  37. Bramwell D, Peckham S, Allen P, Checkland K. How can GPs and community health services work more effectively together?. Br J Gen Pract. 2015;65:374-5 pubmed publisher
  38. McCullough A, Pollack A, Plejdrup Hansen M, Glasziou P, Looke D, Britt H, et al. Antibiotics for acute respiratory infections in general practice: comparison of prescribing rates with guideline recommendations. Med J Aust. 2017;207:65-69 pubmed
    To compare the current rate of antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in Australian general practice with the recommendations in the most widely consulted therapeutic guidelines in Australia (Therapeutic Guidelines)..
  39. Somme D, Gautier A, Pin S, Corvol A. General practitioner's clinical practices, difficulties and educational needs to manage Alzheimer's disease in France: analysis of national telephone-inquiry data. BMC Fam Pract. 2013;14:81 pubmed publisher
    ..GPs seemed aware of their educational needs and described difficulties in managing behavioral disorders. Our findings enabled the definition of policy priorities to provide training and disseminate information. ..
  40. Williamson A, Ellis D, Wilson P, McQueenie R, McConnachie A. Understanding repeated non-attendance in health services: a pilot analysis of administrative data and full study protocol for a national retrospective cohort. BMJ Open. 2017;7:e014120 pubmed publisher
    ..Low engagement includes missing healthcare appointments. Serially (having a pattern of) missing general practice (GP) appointments may provide a risk marker for vulnerability and poorer health outcomes.
  41. Cleland J, Reeve J, Rosenthal J, Johnston P. Resisting the tick box culture: refocusing medical education and training. Br J Gen Pract. 2014;64:422-3 pubmed publisher
  42. Heidelbaugh J. These 3 tools can help you streamline management of IBS. J Fam Pract. 2017;66:346-353 pubmed
    ..A novel explanatory model, Rome IV diagnostic criteria,and evidence-based therapeutic guidelines are making it easier to care for patients with this complex disorder. ..
  43. Cowie G, Cowie B, Fielding J. Influenza testing trends in sentinel surveillance general practices in Victoria 2007 to 2014. Commun Dis Intell Q Rep. 2017;41:E4-E9 pubmed
    ..There was no evidence for temporal sampling bias in these data despite testing not being performed on a systematic basis. This sampling regimen could also be considered in other similar surveillance systems. ..
  44. Lamont S, Brunero S. 'eSimulation'. Part 2: Evaluation of an interactive multimedia mental health education program for generalist nurses. Collegian. 2014;21:3-9 pubmed
  45. Allison R, Lecky D, Town K, Rugman C, Ricketts E, Ockendon Powell N, et al. Exploring why a complex intervention piloted in general practices did not result in an increase in chlamydia screening and diagnosis: a qualitative evaluation using the fidelity of implementation model. BMC Fam Pract. 2017;18:43 pubmed publisher
    ..To facilitate opportunistic chlamydia screening in general practice, a complex intervention, based on a previously successful Chlamydia Intervention Randomised Trial (CIRT), was ..
  46. Rubin G, Vedsted P, Emery J. Improving cancer outcomes: better access to diagnostics in primary care could be critical. Br J Gen Pract. 2011;61:317-8 pubmed publisher
  47. Greenhalgh T. Whole System Demonstrator trial: policy, politics, and publication ethics. BMJ. 2012;345:e5280; author reply e5305 pubmed publisher
  48. Fitzgerald G, Toloo G. General practice patients in the emergency department. Med J Aust. 2013;198:573-4 pubmed
  49. Kinley J, Stone L, Butt A, Kenyon B, Lopes N. Developing, implementing and sustaining an end-of-life care programme in residential care homes. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2017;23:186-193 pubmed publisher
    ..Achieving change is any organisation let alone sustaining such change is not easy. Six factors enabled this to occur and these should be considered when implementing other such initiatives in residential care homes. ..
  50. Barry H, Campbell J, Asprey A, Richards S. The use of patient experience survey data by out-of-hours primary care services: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:851-859 pubmed publisher
    ..We also explored staff views on the utility of out-of-hours questions from the English General Practice Patient Survey (GPPS)...
  51. Steinhäuser J, Roos M, Haberer K, Ledig T, Peters Klimm F, Szecsenyi J, et al. [Report from general practice: the composite graduate education(plus) program of the Baden-Württemberg General Practice Competence Center - development, implementation and prospects]. Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2011;105:105-9 pubmed publisher
  52. Heath I. Who's complacent now? The King's Fund on general practice. BMJ. 2011;342:d2254 pubmed publisher
  53. Greenhalgh T, Wong G. Revalidation: a critical perspective. Br J Gen Pract. 2011;61:166-8 pubmed publisher