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Forum August 2000

Author: ICGP

Publication Year: 2000


Editorial: What does a GP have to do these days to get a patient admitted to hospital through A&E, Dr Leonard Condren
News: New MICGP/assessment director appointed, Increase in GMS fees paid to GPs, MHB GP training gets new assistant director, Launch of new National Health Promotion Strategy, Changes in immunisation schedule
Letters: Welfare payments and entitlements, Obituary: Dr Owen Shorten
Cover Story: With the implementation of competence assurance just around the corner for all specialties including General Practice, Moira Cassidy examines the various proposals being put forward to ensure professional standards are maintained
E-health: A General Practice/Health board partnership in Dublin's south inner city is embracing email as an effective tool to revolutionise communications, Karen Burke, Dr Brendan Clune and Dr Brian O'Mahony
Occupational Health: GPs must seek help for their own health problems, Andree Rochfort
Practice Management: Practice-related questions answered
Computers: Practice computerisation can be aided considerably by improving typing and keyboard skills, Brian Meade
Diary: Round up of meetings and events of interest to GPs
Women's Health: Women can be encouraged to continue with breastfeeding with correct information and easily-available support,
Vaccination: The ICGP's influenza surveillance project aims to produce rapid results on the spread of the virus throughout the country in the coming season, Moira Cassidy
Pain Management: WHO guidelines on the use of opiates aim to dispel the misconception that physical dependence is the same as addiction, Moira Cassidy
Clinical Review Service: A selection of reviews of papers from the world's leading medical journals
Doctor's Diary: A rough ride on a ferry crossing convinces Dr Hugh Dennison that there are worse jobs than General Practice
Latham at Large: This month Dr John Latham turns down a tempting offer to work in Canada after deciding that his heart is well and truly ingrained in his Dublin city practice
UK View: The NHS is often revered as a good example of a free health service but this image fails to take account of the many taxes and charges, Dr Rob Walker


ICGP journal supplement

Format Print
Keywords periodicals
Publisher MedMedia Ltd
Classification periodicals
Volume 17
Edition First
ISSN 0790-9977
Pages 59
Categories: Irish Content, Forum, ICGP Resources
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