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Forum March 2001

Author: ICGP

Publication Year: 2001


Editorial: Private hospitals must be stopped from cherrypicking all the easy money and made to give the same level of service to private and public patients alike, Dr Niall Maguire
News: AGM promises new approach to better practice, Leonard Condren appointed as medical editor of leading health website, ICGP demands increased resources for GPs dealing with refugees, Regional ICGP support centre gets go-ahead, Gear up for enrolment in Diploma in Therapeutics
Letters: Falling birth rate in Ireland raises real concerns
Cover Story: The pace of change in GP education and research since the inception of the Postgraduate Resource Centre has taken even its director, Dr Michael Boland by surprise, Moira Cassidy
Computers: Computer-aided consultations can be instrumental in improving patient care while reducing prescribing costs, Dr Brian Meade
Practice Management: Practice-related questions answered
Research: An innovative approach to tackling morbidity from cardiovascular disease in the community, Dr Anthony Cummins
Sports Medicine: In order to counsel and guide patients towards a healthier lifestyle, a doctor needs a set of guidelines to refer to , Dr Aidan O'Colmain
GP Teaching: A scheme to enable medical students to observe how individual patients and their families are affected by long-term illness is proving a success, Prof Colin Bradley and Dr Joseph Moran
Et cetera: Miscellany of medical matters
Diary: Round up of meetings and events of interest to GPs
Computers: Willingness to grasp the computerisation nettle seems to be more common among newer GPs, Dr Mary Sheehan and John Sheehan
Quality in Practice: An outline of the activities of EQUIP, a European organisation that aims to promote high levels of quality of care for General Practice patients throughout Europe, Dr Margaret O'Riordan
Women's Health: Surgery can offer a new lease of life to women with stress incontinence, Dr Rory O'Connor
Counselling: The difference between counselling and psychotherapy, and advice on how to find a bone fide practitioner, Elaine Sheehan
Vaccination: The recent controversy over the expired polio vaccination highlights the need for care in the delivery, storage and transport of vaccines
Pharmaceutical Update: News from the industry
Clinical Review Service: A selection of reviews of papers from the world's leading medical journals
Doctor's Diary: Sometimes we need to step back and take stock of how good our lives really are, Dr Hugh Dennison
Latham at Large: Despite recent improvements, Dr John Latham reminisces about running the practice, quite literally, from a shoebox
UK View: Results of health audits in the UK have prompted innovative measures to improve practice staff health, Dr Rob Walker

Format Print
Keywords periodicals
Publisher MedMedia Ltd
Classification periodicals
Volume 18
Edition First
ISSN 0790-9977
Pages 75
Categories: Irish Content, Forum, ICGP Resources
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