A blood test already available to GPs in the UK is more predictive of ovarian cancer than previously thought and could also help pick up other forms of cancer, according to new research published in PLOS Medicine and funded by Cancer Research UK and NIHR. This study was led by Dr Garth Funston at the […]
GP Anticipatory prescribing of “Just in Case” medication for end of life care at home: an established practice that requires careful application
GPs looking after patients close to the end of life at home prefer to prescribe ‘anticipatory medications’, also known as ‘Just in Case’ drugs, weeks ahead of likely need whenever possible, according to a new study from the Cambridge Primary Care Unit. Anticipatory medications are intended to relieve symptoms that might emerge as patients approach […]
It’s not clear where General Practitioners/Family Doctors get their information about autism, but is “more training” the only answer?
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 […]