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International Primary Care Association

Welcome to our International Primary Care Association. Our objective is the advancement of education in medicine through the provision of educational services and facilities, training and knowledge-sharing.

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73 Newman Street, London, W1T 3EJ, UK
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OUR MISSION

The International Primary Care Association (IPCA) is a non-political, non-profit, international membership-based organisation.
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OUR HONORARY COUNCIL

PCA's Honorary Council consists of clinicians from a variety of medical specialities.
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CLINICAL FOCUS PRIMARY CARE

<strong>CLINICAL FOCUS</strong> PRIMARY CARE

CLINICAL FOCUS PRIMARY CARE

The Clinical Focus: Primary Care Journal is the official journal of IPCA and aimed at providing General Practitioners in Primary Care with the latest developments in the field.

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375

EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES

255

RCGP APPROVED CPD

85

SELF ACCESSMENT CPD

25

CPD CONFERENCES

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Latest News

RCGP announces Council election results

Six RCGP members have been elected to the College’s governing Council following a national membership ballot.

They will take up their seats at the College Council meeting in November 2013 and serve for three years.

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Launching skintoskin®: revolutionary relief for sufferers of skin conditions

Do you have eczema, psoriasis, allergies, fungal infections or other skin disorders that make life wretched for you? 

Or is your child, relative or friend affected by them?

Itchy, flaky, angry skin, red patches, and constant discomfort when in contact with clothes, can be living misery for millions. 

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Olympus shows commitment to innovation by launching the Sonicbeat device

Olympus has launched the SONICBEAT, an innovative laparoscopic surgical device. The SONICBEAT is new to the UK and forms part of Olympus’ enhanced range of energy products. It is a sister product to the acclaimed THUNDERBEAT that has taken the medical device market by storm.

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New Chair-elect for RCGP

Dr Maureen Baker CBE is the new Chair-elect of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). She will succeed the current Chair Dr Clare Gerada in November 2013.

In the election, conducted by Electoral Reform Services, Dr Baker received 37 votes and Dr Steve Mowle 21 votes, out of a possible 67 votes.

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Creating better access for patients needing scans

Patients needing diagnostic imaging on the NHS should receive better, more efficient access after being referred by their GP, according to new guidance launched this week.

The new recommendations, published by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers, have outlined improvements for patients by ensuring that timely and appropriate medical imaging services such as scans are provided to them and their referring doctors.

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Clinical Focus Latest Articles

  • Uterine Fibroids in General Practice
    Abstract Uterine fibroids are common benign growths of muscle fibres. Their incidence increases with age and growth is linked to oestrogen and progesterone. Malignant transformation is infrequent. Presentation is usually in primary care. This article highlights the key aspects of uterine fibroids with a focus on primary care physicians.
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  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms in General Practice
    Abstract Medically unexplained symptoms are common in primary care. They are heterogenous in nature and patients can present with comorbid physical and psychological conditions making assessment and treatment more challenging. In addition to being expensive due to frequent and inappropriate healthcare utilization, they can be emotionally draining for the clinician.
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  • Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs): a common musculoskeletal pain in the face
    Abstract This article aims to provide a “bite-sized” guide to the aetiology, diagnosis and assessment, and initial management of TMDs. TMDs are a common musculoskeletal complaint often presenting as pain in the (oro)facial region. They have the potential to develop into a persistent pain condition and be conservatively managed initially.
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  • Personality Disorder in Primary Care
    Abstract Patients with personality disorders can be challenging to manage in primary care. Clarity of diagnosis and appreciation of the limitations of therapeutic interventions are essential. A consistent, boundaried approach from all involved in care is important for a successful outcome and minimisation of stress amongst professionals, including general practitioners.
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  • Vitamin D: UK sunlight is not enough for toddlers – the role for GPs in preventing deficiency
    Abstract Sunshine exposure and diet alone do not provide adequate vitamin D for vulnerable groups in the UK. To prevent deficiency and the health consequences, GPs should be advising appropriate supplements for all infants, toddlers and pregnant and breastfeeding women. GP practices could distribute the low cost Healthy Start supplements…
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