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International Primary Care Association
 
 
 

Clinical Focus Volume 8 N3

Volume 8 Issue 3 - 2014

The festive season approaches and the NHS crises will mount. Black holes of underfunding, bed shortages, pressure on primary care and accident and emergency insufficiencies………  

 

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 to all their clients.

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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