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HSC Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences Current Awareness Bulletins: General Practice

General Practice current awareness bulletin

Frequency: Bi-monthly

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June 2024

5-year mental health outcomes for children and adolescents presenting with psychiatric symptoms to general practitioners in England 10.1016/S2215-0366(24)00038-5

Assessing care quality in general practice: a qualitative study of GPs in Ireland 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0104

Assisting young people aged 12–25 years to cease e-cigarette use in general practice 10.31128/AJGP-11-23-7021

The effect of general practice team composition and climate on staff and patient experiences: a systematic review 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0111

Effectiveness and safety of asynchronous telemedicine consultations in general practice: a systematic review 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0177

Engagement with emotional concerns in general practice: a thematic analysis of GP consultations 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0202

Exploring the perceptions and experiences of community rehabilitation for Long COVID from the perspectives of Scottish general practitioners’ and people living with Long COVID: a qualitative study 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-082830

Impact of COVID-19 on asthma management in general practice: a qualitative study 10.31128/AJGP-06-22-6466

Integration of social determinants of health information within the primary care electronic health record: a systematic review of patient perspectives and experiences 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0155

Malnutrition, nutritional deficiency and alcohol: a guide for general practice 10.31128/AJGP-05-23-6827

Management of kidney transplant recipients for primary care practitioners 10.1186/s12882-024-03504-2

Managing the new wave of weight loss medication in general practice: a qualitative study 10.1111/cob.12666

Non-acute heart failure management in primary care 10.1136/bmj-2023-077057

Patients from general practice with non-specific cancer symptoms: a retrospective study of symptoms and imaging 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0058

Primary care clinicians’ perspectives on interacting with patients with gynaecological conditions: a systematic review 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0133

Programme theories to describe how different general practitioner service models work in different contexts in or alongside emergency departments (GP-ED) 10.1136/emermed-2023-213426

Women’s information needs about menopause: a cross-sectional survey in Norwegian general practice 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0127


Australian Journal of General Practice (Apr-May); BJGP Open (Apr); BMC Nephrology (Mar); BMJ, The (5th April); BMJ Open (May); Clinical Obesity (Jun); Emergency Medicine Journal (May); Lancet Psychiatry, The (Apr)

April 2024

Admission avoidance hospital at home (updated Cochrane intervention review) 10.1002/14651858.CD007491.pub3

Delivering relational continuity of care in UK general practice: a scoping review 10.3399/BJGPO.2024.0041

Dysmenorrhea: An update on primary healthcare management 10.31128/AJGP/04-23-6815

Engagement with emotional concerns in general practice: a thematic analysis of GP consultations 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0202

Exercise care by general practitioners: Providing sustainable solutions for patients living with chronic disease 10.31128/AJGP-05-23-6846

Exploring general practitioners' decision-making in the management of women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections: a qualitative study 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0224

Factors influencing the implementation of early discharge hospital at home and admission avoidance hospital at home (new Cochrane qualitative review) 10.1002/14651858.CD014765.pub2

General practice service use at the end-of-life before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: a population-based cohort study using primary care electronic health records 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0108

GP access for inclusion health groups: perspectives and recommendations 10.3399/BJGPO.2024.0021

How general practice is paying for the cost-of-living crisis 10.1136/bmj.q571

Measles outbreaks: Investing in patient relationships through GP continuity will be key to boosting MMR confidence DOI: 10.1136/bmj.q221

Meningitis (bacterial) and meningococcal disease: recognition, diagnosis and management (new NICE guideline NG240)

Neonatal infection: antibiotics for prevention and treatment (updated NICE guideline NG195)

Patients with severe mental illness and their carers’ expectations for GPs’ communication skills: a qualitative approach in Spain 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0124

Peripheral artery disease recognition, diagnosis and management in general practice in the Republic of Ireland and England: an online survey 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0150

Primary care clinicians’ perspectives on interacting with patients with gynaecological conditions: a systematic review 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0133

Scoping review of smoking cessation interventions in pregnant women attending primary care 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0185

Suspected sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management (updated NICE guideline NG51)

Workload and GP burnout: a survey and register-based study in Danish general practice 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0077


Australian Journal of General Practice (Jan-Mar); BJGP Open (Mar); BMJ (1st Feb & 14th Mar); Cochrane Library (Feb-Mar): NICE website (Feb-Mar) 

February 2024

The acceptability of the Fire and Rescue Service working with primary care to improve identification of mental health problems in older adults DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0059

Analysis of in-person general practice respiratory consultations: assessing translatability to telehealth DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0073

The barriers and enablers of older person health assessments in Australian primary care: clinician and patient perspectives DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0091

Behavior problems in low-income young children screened in pediatric primary care DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.4229

'Breaking the cycle': a qualitative study exploring general practitioners’ views of infant mental health DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0009

Burnout, psychological wellbeing, and musculoskeletal complaints in UK GPs DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0007  

Explaining a diagnosis of fibromyalgia in primary care DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0033

Exploring why European primary care physicians sometimes do not think of, or act on, a possible cancer diagnosis DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0029

GP assessment of unmet need in a complex multimorbid population using a data-driven and clinical triage system DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0078

GP preferences for, access to, and use of evidence in clinical practice DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0107

Ideas, concerns, expectations, and effects on life (ICEE) in GP consultations DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0008

Impact of a general practice nurse intervention to improve blood pressure control: The ImPress study DOI: 10.31128/AJGP-09-22-6573

Long COVID as a never-ending puzzle: the experience of primary care physicians DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0074

Management of urinary tract infections in the community DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2022.0191

Models of care for intrauterine device provision in Australian general practice DOI: 10.31128/AJGP-08-22-6538

Promoting lung cancer screening of high-risk patients by primary care providers DOI: 10.1002/cncr.34955

Referral challenges for early-onset colorectal cancer: a qualitative study in UK primary care DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0123

Strategies for facilitating social work placements in general practice DOI: 0.31128/AJGP-04-23-6792

Training primary care staff in delivering the primary care consultation remotely DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2023.0110

Trends and determinants of GPs’ work hours in the UK DOI: 10.3399/BJGPO.2022.0173

Virtual visits with own family physician vs outside family physician and emergency department use DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.49452

Sources used: Australian Journal of General Practice (Dec); BJGP Open (Dec); Cancer (Nov); JAMA Network Open (Dec); JAMA Pediatrics (Dec)