The introduction to the new General Medical Services contract for the payment and reward of general practice and GP practices will inevitably change the way in which primary care is delivered. This practical workbook aims to address how its implementation will work in practice. Written in an interactive, workbook style, with think boxes, hazard warnings, tips and comment boxes, it deals with the implications, impact and implementation of the New Contract, questioning the contract's impact on patients and the provision of services. The text should be of value to general practitioners, primary care managers, practice staff and trainers; and for all those that have an involvement in primary care and the implementation of the new contract.
By combining high-quality illustrations with concise yet broadly ranging text, this title is a popular text for courses in biochemistry and laboratory diagnosis. New material on free radicals, additional information on molecular biology and enhanced and updated material on muscle and neuromuscular disease help make this third edition a valuable text.
This classic guide to the interpretation of normal and abnormal laboratory results is now fully revised and expanded, including updates on established and familiar tests, as well as interpretations on recent developments. It outlines new guidelines on specific clinical conditions such as heart failure, management of female infertility, specific lipid monitoring in diabetes and guidance for monitoring renal failure A Guide to Laboratory Investigations, Fifth Edition continues to keep pace with change and remains an essential reference for all healthcare professionals.
Oxford University Press, 2002 - Medical - 930 pages
This new edition of the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Surgery continues in the tradition of providing a succinct overview of the principles, techniques and procedures of surgery. The content has been fully revised to meet the requirements of modern surgical practice. It is written in the very successful concise style of the handbook series, providing an accessible pocket reference for medical students, housemen, junior surgical trainees, nursing, paramedical and rehabilitation staff. The coverage includes the assessment and preparation of the patient, anaesthesia and critical care, inflammation, wound healing and infection, the key components of general surgical practice as well as chapters on other surgical specialties, including plastic, pediatric and orthopaedic surgery. There are also step by step description of some common operative surgical techniques, practical hints and procedures, and a chapter on signs, symptoms and rarities.
The definitive guide to the cute, strange and esoteric world of lolcats and lolcat speak. Instead of just slapping some lolcats on the page and calling it a book, ICHC proposes a more helpful approach, hosted by Professor Happycat. In his Guide to Lolcats, Professor Happycat shows the reader the finer points of ICHC's most popular memes, including Caturday; Monorail Cat; Im in ur X, Y-ing ur Z; Invisible X; I has a flavour; Halp!; Do Not Want; Oh Noes! and many more. Each page includes an official lolcat definition of the meme along with pronunciation and examples of real life lolspeak situations (i.e. iz u reddy for mah lolcat book?). In approximately 150-200 user and owner generated photos, lolcat lovers can get their fix, even when they're unplugged.
Radcliffe Publishing, 1 Jan 2005 - Medical - 275 pages
The Inner Consultation, Second Edition sets out the authors' thoughts on how consulting skills, and methods of teaching them, have evolved in the 17 years since the book's first publication. It also develops the theme of 'curiosity' as the key requirement for patient-centred consulting and provides a practical consultation model with five ......
Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1997 - Medical - 878 pages
Medical emergencies make great demands on the diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge and skill of the junior doctor. During regular hours , there is usually good supervision by senior colleagues, but nights on call, when help is on the end of a telephone and is about 30 minutes from thehospital, can be difficult. The Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine provides a handy and practical guide to the management of emergency situations in everyday clinical practice. It is aimed at the newly qualified doctor, following on from the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. It provides stepby step details on the current diagnostic and management principles necessary to allow junior doctors to deal with medical emergencies safely and effectively. It assumes a basic knowledge of disease processes, physical examination skills, and medical terminology, and concentrates on therapeutic anddiagnostic decisions. It will also be of interest to emergency room staff, general practitioners, some medical students, and nurses involved in the care of acutely ill patients.
The first edition of An Aid to the MRCP Short Cases rapidly estabished itself as a classic and has sold over 25,000 copies.
The aims of this revised and extended second edition are the same as those of the first: to provide a comprehensive guide for those preparing for the short cases section of the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians examination. The MRCP examination is a major hurdle for all trainee hospital physicians and has a failure rate of over 70%.
The largest part of the book consists of 200 short cases that are presented in order of frequency of their occurrence in the examination (based on an extensive survey of successful candidates). The clinical features of each case are fully covered and supported by illustrations and photographs. The emphasis throughout the book is on examination technique and how to present the clinical information in the style that the examiners expect. In short, it is an indispensable guide for anyone preparing for this critical examination.
Oxford University Press, 2002 - Medical - 1031 pages
Here is a truly comprehensive pocket reference for GPs, GPs in training and medical students in general practice posts. A unique handbook that covers the complete curriculum for general practice as well as including numerous items which can only be learnt in practice. It covers a whole range of topics, tried and tested, old and new to aid and abet the GP in daily working life. Alongside guidelines for evidence-based clinical practice, the book gives details of other important but time-consuming practical issues such as how to deal with confidentiality and consent, compliance, the procedures for complaints, things to include in referral letters and essentials to put in the doctor's bag... A special easy accessible section covers what to do in emergencies with algorithms for adult and paediatric advanced life support. Written by GPs for GPs in the real world the Oxford Handbook of General Practice also raises pertinent issues such as dealing with stress and what it means to enter this fascinating profession. Details of useful web sites and contact address along with an A-Z important organizations are included to ensure this book forms a truly vital part of the GPs armory.