An alcohol prevention program that was implemented in Estonia to try to tackle high rates of alcohol use amongst adolescents does not appear to make any significant difference to the young people’s alcohol use, according to a randomised controlled trial amongst 985 fifth-graders and their parents. Alcohol use is very common among adolescents in Estonia […]
Archives for November 2018
RESEARCH ALERT: What should GPs say to men asking for a PSA test for prostate cancer?
First in our new series of Research Alerts for GPs and service commissioners, prepared by PCU with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group. Please download and share but reproduce in entirety and cite sources. Queries: Lucy Lloyd, Communications Manager at the Primary Care Unit.
How hospital doctors can improve public health
Hospital-based doctors can make important contributions to improving population health through the application of public health principles to clinical practice in hospitals, according to a study published today in the British Journal of Hospital Medicine. The authors, public health doctors Dr. James McGowan from University of Cambridge, Dr. Helena Jopling from West Suffolk NHS Foundation […]
Dr Tanya Blumenfeld and her Traveller patients feature in Lancet to mark Alma-Ata Declaration
Forty years after the Alma-Ata Declaration was made in 1978 – identifying primary health care as the key to the attainment of the goal of Health for All – The Lancet published a series of articles exploring progress in primary care, including a photo essay by Dr Alexander Kumar featuring primary care doctors around the […]