1:What is general practice?
3:Consulting with patients
4:Social aspects of primary care
5:Medicines and prescribing
8:Chronic disease and elderly care
9:Cardiology and vascular disease
13:Renal medicine and urology
18:Haematology and immunology
21:Sexual health and contraception
24:Ear, nose, and throat
29:Emergencies in general practice
The well-loved Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a lifeline for busy GPs, medical students, and healthcare professionals. With hands-on advice from experienced practitioners, this essential handbook covers the entire breadth and depth of general practice in small sections that can be located, read, and digested in seconds. Now in its fifth edition, the Handbook has been fully revised to reflect the major new developments shaping general practice today.
Fully updated with the latest guidelines and protocols, this edition offers even more full colour diagrams and tables, and colour-coded chapters on general practice (green), clinical topics (purple), and emergencies (red). Covering the whole of general practice from practice management to hands-on advice dealing with acute medical emergencies, this comprehensive, rapid-reference text will ensure that everything you need to know is only a fingertip away.
• Written by GPs for GPs
• Provides comprehensive coverage on all aspects of general practice
• Contains practical guidance, with hands-on advice from experienced GPs
• Built for quick access, the clinical and emergency sections are clearly highlighted, and weblinks are included for all relevant guidelines and online resources
• Packed with essential, clinical, evidence-based information, to ensure the reader has the information they need at their fingertips
New to this Edition:
• Thorough overhaul of every chapter to reflect the huge changes in the structure and management of general practice that have taken place in recent times
• All clinical subject areas have been checked and rewritten to include new guideline changes and current best practice
• Updated contact points for patient self-help
• Dr Chantal Simon is a General Practitioner, Programme Lead for Physician's Associate Studies at Bournemouth University, and Medical Director for Professional Development, RCGP, UK.
• Dr Hazel Everitt is Professor of Primary Care Research, School of Primary Care, Population Health and Medical Education, University of Southampton.
• Dr Francoise van Dorp is a General Practitioner in Wiltshire, UK.
• Dr Nazia Hussain is a General Practitioner in Gwent, South Wales, UK.
• Dr Emma Nash is a GP Partner at the Westlands Medical Centre, Portchester, and GP Lead for Mental Health, Fareham & Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups, UK.
• Dr Danielle Peet is a General Practitioner in Manchester, UK.