Inside Health 29/7/14

Paracetamol and back pain http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60805-9/fulltext NSAIDs versus placebo for back pain http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?cmd=Search&term=Spine%5BJour%5D+AND+33%5BVolume%5D+AND+1766%5Bpage%5D   Emergency contraception EMA http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=pages/news_and_events/news/2014/07/news_detail_002145.jsp&mid=WC0b01ac058004d5c1 MHRA http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/Whatsnew/CON437753 Letter to GPs https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/ViewandAcknowledgment/ViewAlert.aspx?AlertID=102202

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Inside Health 22/7/14

statins, again, http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG181/chapter/1-Recommendations https://www.nice.org.uk/News/Article/wider-use-of-statins-could-cut-deaths-from-heart-disease – with claim that “ the new recommendations would not create an additional workload for GPs” which is nonsense and will create the patient paradox – again – more time and resource to well people, and less resources to ill people.   and here’s qriskhttp://www.qrisk.org

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Inside Health – new series! 1st July

http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical/clinical-resources/~/media/Files/CIRC/Cancer/Improving%20Cancer%20Diagnosis%20-%20A%20Toolkit%20for%20General%20Practice%20(2).ashx   “Most patients were referred within one month of first presentation (68%); 40% were referred at or following the initial consultation”   http://www.ncin.org.uk/publications/data_briefings/gp_referral_rates “It is important to emphasise that there is no “right” or “wrong” level of referral. At present, work is being undertaken to understand the reasons for this variation.”   http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/spotcancerearly/naedi/beclearoncancer/lung/informationforgps/information-for-gps “approximately […]

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RCGP council 14/6/14

The minutes of last council should be appearing shortly on the RCGP website (now that they are agreed.) I spoke up about three things   1) That GP as practiced at present is unsustainable. We have to stop doing things that don’t work. There is no point in appealing for, and getting more funding if […]

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Refs for National Science Committee 11/6/14

  Meeting video http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=15500   http://www.informedchoiceaboutcancerscreening.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/FINAL-cervical-screening-helping-you-decide.pdf http://aaa.screening.nhs.uk/leaflets http://www.informedchoiceaboutcancerscreening.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Breast-screening-leaflet_8August2013_Final_ready-for-print-version.pdf http://www.informedchoiceaboutcancerscreening.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/OPM-ICCS-Citizens-Jury-FINAL-REPORT-07012013.pdf http://sdm.rightcare.nhs.uk/pda/ http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2011/11/22/gutjnl-2011-300843.full http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3966107/ http://msc.sagepub.com/content/15/2/76.full http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c5370 http://jme.bmj.com/content/31/4/192.full http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1116583. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2126887/pdf/9202520.pdf doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2138 http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d3193 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD001431.pub4/abstract http://www.nsd.scot.nhs.uk/services/screening/

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