General Practice

BMJ Specialty: General Practice / Family Medicine

Clinical Knowledge Summaries - Evidence-based best practice recommendations for primary care practitioners based on a range of conditions and diseases.

DH/Policies - NHS policy.

National School for Primary Care Research (NIHR) - a partnership between the five leading academic centres for primary care research in England, with the remit to increase the evidence base in primary care practice. The project is part of the National Institute for Health Research, and was created as a result of the "Better Research for Better Health" Research and Development Strategy. Find out the latest research developments in primary care practice and access the local publications collection.

NHS Quality Observatories : West Midlands - support for benchmarking across a range of services, including a number of tools.

NICE and NHS Evidence - support for general practice - collection of NICE resources to support GPs and consortia. - "Every month, the NHS in England publishes anonymised data about the drugs prescribed by GPs. But the raw data files are large and unwieldy, with more than 700 million rows. We're making it easier for GPs, managers and everyone to explore - supporting safer, more efficient prescribing."

National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) - news, chat rooms, conference presentations, publications and links to online resources

NHS Alliance - NHS Alliance is the main representative organisation of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England. It is also the representative organisation of the Health Professionals, managers and lay people who work in Pct's and their equivalent organisations elsewhere is the UK. The site contains news, useful documents, links and information about how to join.

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) - essential site for General Practitioners. News, library and information services, education, professional development and the British Journal of General Practice - news, web-based e-mail account accessible from anywhere, jobs, library, discussion forums. Access restricted to doctors only - GMC number required

NHS England news

GPNotebook - designed to provide a concise synopsis of the entire field of clinical medicine with material organised systematically to ensure rapid retrieval of information. Based on clinical practice in the United Kingdom it aims to provide a clinical reference guide for general practitioners and medical students.

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