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.
Archives for 2018
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 […]
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 […]
The largest study of people with mild hypertension shows that medical treatment may not be worthwhile in those who are at low risk of heart attack and stroke. An observational study of patients with mild hypertension has found no evidence to support recent US guideline recommendations that encourage doctors to offer treatment to patients with […]