Considerable variations in knowledge of autism spectrum disorders in children exist amongst GPs in different healthcare systems around the world. The variations are revealed in a new study, which explored what GPs – or family doctors as they are known in many countries – know about autism and the factors that influence their ability to […]
Dr Rakesh Modi is a GP and Primary Care Unit researcher on the landmark NIHR-funded SAFER trial investigating screening to detect an undiagnosed heart condition responsible for one in ten strokes. Here he writes on how the study has launched an additional feasibility study to test the ability to deliver their intervention remotely following the […]
Medical students at the University of Cambridge gain much of their clinical experience during their GP placements, where they are taught and supervised in pairs or very small groups by GP tutors – who are part of a community of practice spanning the whole of East Anglia. Our students now number around 1800 in total […]
Dr Martin Marshall Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL, Improvement Science London and Chair-elect of the Royal College of General Practitioners ‘Rethinking Medicine’ Tue, 17 March 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 William Harvey Lecture Theatre, The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, View Map All guests welcome for snacks and drinks after the Lecture Please […]
Patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes are at a lower risk of early death if they have a doctor who they describe as showing empathy towards them, a new study from the University of Cambridge has found. Empathy is an important concept within healthcare and as such is emphasised in policy, codes of practice, […]
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.