- Below you will find information and links to a variety of texts, news & education and local research publications.
Oxford Handbook of General Practice
Chantal Simon and Hazel Everitt, OUP 2006, 2nd edition, ISBN-13: 978-0198565819 A conveniently portable reference text covering clinical and administrative aspects of general practice. The rest of the Oxford handbook series are also useful.
Keith Hopcroft and Vincent Forte, Radcliffe Publishing 2007, 3rd edition, ISBN-13: 978-1846191954 A useful book which presents over 100 symptoms commonly seen in primary care and provides differential diagnoses, suggested investigations and key knowledge points. Going from symptom to disease provides a refreshing compliment to traditional texts that do the opposite.
Contraception: Your Questions Answered
John Guillebaud, Churchill Livingstone 2003, 4th edition, ISBN-13: 978-0443073434 Comprehensively covers all aspects of contraception in an easy-to-read question and answer style.
Differential Diagnosis in Dermatology
Richard Ashton and Barbara Leppard, Radcliffe Publishing 2004, 3rd edition, ISBN-13: 978-1857756609 A well-illustrated, practical textbook and atlas of dermatology. Groups skin conditions into areas of the body and according to appearance to help the doctor to reach an appropriate diagnosis using a step-wise approach.
Fundamentals of Primary Care Prescribing
Brian Crichton, RCGP 2006, ISBN-13: 978-0850843057 An interesting and well-written book outlining the history of prescribing, stages of drug development, legal aspects of prescribing, health economics and avoiding prescribing errors. A great introduction for doctors new to primary care prescribing.
The Curriculum and nMRCGP
The Condensed Curriculum Guide: for GP training and the new MRCGP
Ben Riley, Jayne Haynes and Steve Field, RCGP 2007, 1st edition, ISBN-13: 978-0850843163 An invaluable summary of the new curriculum to help trainees organise their learning and plan how to cover the critical requirements of the nMRCGP.
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How to Read a Paper – The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine
Trisha Greenhalgh, Blackwell Publishing 2006, 3rd edition, ISBN-13: 978-1405139762 A clearly written book about how to approach critical reading. Covers aspects of quantitative and qualitative research as well as some basic statistics. A condensed version of the first edition was published in the BMJ between May and October 1997 and can be accessed by BMA members in the online. [BMJ Paper]
The Inner Consultation: How to Develop an Effective and Intuitive Consulting Style
Roger Neighbour, Radcliffe Publishing 2004, 2nd edition, ISBN-13: 978-1857756791. The classic text by Roger Neighbour outlining his five point consultation model and describing techniques to improve and refresh consultation skills.
The Doctor’s Communication Handbook
Peter Tate, Radcliffe Publishing 2006, 5th edition, ISBN-13: 978-1846191381. Essential reading for all GPs, written in a light-hearted and readable style.
“I don’t know what it is but I don’t think it’s serious”
Tim Crossley, RCGP Publications, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0850843187 A recently published book from the RCGP which takes a look at the way doctors make decisions, deal with uncertainty, take calculated risks and communicate their reasoning to their patients. It looks at the important challenge of ‘what to do when you don’t know what you’re doing’. The author explores the role doctors hold in society and the factors that influence their behaviour.
Fitness to Drive: A Guide for Health Professionals
Tim Carter, Royal Society of Medicine Press 2006, 1st edition, ISBN-13: 978-1853156519 A guide to the regulations surrounding fitness to drive and the role of the doctor in advising patients in this area. Useful appendices include toolkits for assessing older drivers and those with dementia.
Locum Doctor Survival Guide
Robbie Coull, locum123.com 2005, ISBN-13: 978-0955207204 A practical guide to starting out as a locum GP. Provides advice on negotiating with practices, record keeping, tax and much more.
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News and Education
- British Medical Journal – Homepage of the British Medical Journal for research, news and education
- eLearning for Healthcare – Portal for accessing eGP – an online e-learning resource for NHS General Practitioners and doctors undertaking specialty training for UK general practice, jointly developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH).
- Pulse – Website of the GP magazine, Pulse. News, comment and educational resources. Free registration.
- Univadis – A service provided by Merck Sharp and Dohme including medical news, educational modules, an extensive image library and new 3D interactive anatomy models. Registration with Univadis also gives access to educational tools on the GP Notebook site.
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Dorset Research Publications
Click on links below for BMJ careers articles:
- Questionnaires, Questionnaires – BMJ 2011
- Doctors and Child Care – BMJ 2008
- Working as a GP Retainer – BMJ 2008; 392
- Getting That Substantive Job – BMJ 2007; 335:172-173
- Life as a GP Locum – BMJ 2006; 333:163-165
- Pulling Off the Hattrick – BMJ 2006; 333: 99-101
Education for Primary Care
- A qualitative evaluation of a novel approach to extended training for general practice in Wessex – Education for Primary Care (2010) 21:360-7
- Supplementing PMETB data with a local deanery questionnaire (re-constructed) – Education for Primary Care (2010) 21:132-3 (this PDF has been edited to remove other articles, to view an unedited version click here)
- The PMETB National Trainee Survey – is it a useful Tool? – Education for Primary Care (2010) 21:72-5
British Journal of General Practice
Visit the RCGP’s BJGP page to log-in and read these articles
- Follow the yellow brick road: integrated care – can we do better? By Mark Rickenbach and Clare Wedderburn – Published in the BJGP (2012) 62:441-442
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