Section Editors

  • Attila Altiner, Rostock University
  • Carolyn Chew-Graham, Keele University
  • Norbert Donner-Banzhoff, University of Marburg
  • Mark Harris, University of New South Wales
  • Christos Lionis, University of Crete
  • Brian McKinstry, Edinburgh University
  • Harm van Marwijk, VU University Medical Centre

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  • Magdalena Morawska, BioMed Central


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    Quantifying health issues in primary care

    A new rating tool can assess communication between the GPs and patients to quantify the number and type of problems encountered, especially in multi-morbidity consultations, and allow reliable comparisons across studies.

    BMC Family Practice 2014, 15:105
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    Methadone prescribing in prisons

    Opiate replacement prescribing can be safely implemented in busy remand prisons and leads to an increase in detoxification, following introduction of General Practitioners with special interest (GPsi) in substance misuse.

    BMC Family Practice 2014, 15:64
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    Why identifying carers is difficult?

    Caring for loved ones can be demanding; although difficult, it is important for General Practitioners to be proactive in identifying  carers and finding ways to support them. 

    BMC Family Practice 2014, 15:48



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