Seasonal Affective Disorder

3rd March 2017

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a condition principally of the winter months because the symptoms become more noticeable between November and February. Sufferers, about 80% of whom are women aged between 15 and 55, often feel [read more]

Smokers trying to quit hit by postcode lottery

21st February 2017

Credit: This story was first seen on The Observer Smokers in England wanting to quit face a postcode lottery as cash-strapped councils and GPs restrict access to services that can help them, The Observer reports. The revelation [read more]

Raising awareness

2nd February 2017

A new campaign to engage GPs in HIV testing was launched in September last year – the aim: to improve and expand sexual health and HIV care in general practice. Marie Cahalane speaks to Dr [read more]

Making general practice dementia friendly

14th December 2016

Reports of significant national variations in dementia care suggest the challenge of transforming current approaches is proving difficult. Tim Martin investigates the efforts being made by the NHS to transform the future of dementia care [read more]

Let’s get physical… physical

4th November 2016

Obesity is a growing concern in the UK and beyond and there has been an increase in related illnesses. The RCGP has launched a new 2016-2019 clinical priority for physical activity and lifestyle to tackle [read more]

Healthy collaboration

5th September 2016

At the heart of NHS care stands general practice as an integral part of population health care. The challenge is catering to an ever-changing population – at present an aging one that is living longer [read more]

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