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Forum March 2000

Author: ICGP

Publication Year: 2000


Editorial: The recent 'flu outbreak' may have been as much a result of media hype as of anything else, Dr Leonard Condren
News: Practice staff gear up for first aid emergencies, AGM to tackle hot potato of adolescent health, Patient appointments via internet, ICGP launches 'cyber library' service, New immunisation guidelines
Letters: Dangers of smoking during pregnancy
Cover Story: There are few better times than Lent to put smoking cessation on the agenda, however we need to get the message across without nagging patients, Dr Mark Rowe
Computers: Networking all the computers in your practice can save you both time and money, Dr Brian Meade
Practice Management: Practice-related questions answered
Practice Insurance: You never know what's around the corner and there may be practice insurance options you haven't yet considered, Andy Craddock
Open Forum: The winds of change to reform Irish mental health legislation began as far back as 1984 but a Bill has yet to come before the Dail, Dr Cyril McNulty
GP Training: The initiative by the Midland GP Training Scheme to get ISO accreditation, Maria Leahy
Et cetera: Miscellany of medical matters
Diary: Round up of meetings and events of interest to GPs
Research: Negative public attitudes and lack of facilities in the community are some of the factors putting women off breastfeeding, Dr Paula Kearns
Pain Management: The most effective form of pain relief can be found for each cancer patient through the use of a simple analgesic ladder, Dr Emer Loughrey
Clinical Review: The goal of improving diabetes care will be assisted by an increased shift towards GP-based management, particularly for type 2 diabetes, Dr Susan Smith
Osteoporosis: Many symptoms in older women are ignored as purely a manifestation of old age and the need for therapy can be overlooked. Dr Mary O' Flynn sets out criteria for successful aging
Vaccination: A multi-faceted strategy on hepatitis B is needed to complement the policy of selective vaccination in Ireland, Moira Cassidy
Pharmaceutical Update: News from the industry
Clinical Review Service: A selection of reviews of papers from the world's leading medical journals
Latham at Large: Computers may not have a mind of their own, but in the hands of inexperienced users can be a little unpredictable, Dr John Latham
Doctor's Diary: While it may be true that there is safety in numbers, who can guarantee that a second Dr Shipman could not turn up in a group practice, Dr Hugh Dennison
UK View: The UK's much-lauded GP co-ops are being used as little more than out-of-hours reassurance services, Dr Rob Walker


ICGP journal supplement

Format Print
Keywords periodicals
Publisher MedMedia Ltd
Classification periodicals
Volume 17
Edition First
ISSN 0790-9977
Pages 75
Categories: Irish Content, Forum, ICGP Resources
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