Monthly Archives: June 2014

Writing a paper? Steal some ideas from storytellers

Recently, I have spent a lot of time sighing over papers I have been asked to review, usually scribbling furiously in various margins “WHAT IS THE STORY HERE?” In team meetings, we often plan out papers by sketching out “the story” – what it is we want people to understand and take away from this …read more

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A letter from Brazil

No not football, but QOF. The Brazilians have introduced a pay for performance scheme for primary care. As a nation they are strikingly positive and ambitious. A decade or so ago they decided they needed universal healthcare coverage, so instituted Primary Care Units which cover geographically defined populations across the whole of Brazil. Each consists …read more

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How can we improve GP access?

A recent study led by researchers from the CCHSR, in collaboration with our Exeter colleagues, has found that poor access to GPs during normal working hours is associated with increased out of hours primary care use. In this study using data from about 567,000 patients in the 2011/12 GP Patient Survey, we found that: Inconvenient …read more

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