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Oxford Handbook of General Practice – 3rd Rev. Edition


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The Oxford Handbook of General Practice has been a lifeline for busy GPs since the first edition published in 2002. Covering the whole of general practice, with hands-on advice from experienced practitioners, this essential handbook provides rapid access to information to help with any day-to-day problems which might arise in general practice.

The new third edition takes into account the significant changes in primary care since publication of the second edition in 2005. Written in line with the new GP curriculum, the authors have provided new material on the GP contract, foundation level doctors in general practice, and training for general practice.

All chapters have been completely revised and updated throughout, with input from a team of specialist reviewers and contributors. The chapter on child health has been radically updated and specific chapters have now been dedicated to pregnancy and contraception/sexual health. The handbook also includes quick reference practical management boxes for paediatric and elderly patients, a plate section of colour images, and reference to online guidelines and resources.

Revised to include the latest guidelines and management practices, this authoritative handbook is critical reading for all those working in general practice.

New Features:

• Written by GPs, for GPs.
• Includes practical, hands-on advice to enable GPs to pick up tips usually only learned from experience
• Covers the whole spectrum of general practice, to assist the GP with any problems which might crop up in the course of the working day
• Authoritative and cross-checked by specialist reviewers
• With weblinks to the relevant guidelines and online resources

New to this edition:

• Revised throughout to include new guidelines and current best practice
• Includes new sections on the GP contract, foundation level doctors and general practice, and training in general practice
• New chapters on pregnancy and contraception/sexual health
• Includes quick reference management boxes for the treatment of paediatric and elderly patients
• Now with a colour plate section of dermatology and ophthalmology images

Table of Contents:

    • 1. What is general practice?
    • 2. Contracts
    • 3. Practice management
    • 4. Education, monitoring and research
    • 5. Consulting and certification
    • 6. Prescribing
    • 7. Minor surgery
    • 8. Healthy living
    • 9. Chronic disease and elderly care
    • 10. Cardiology and vascular disease
    • 11. Respiratory medicine
    • 12. Endocrinology
    • 13. Gastrointestinal medicine
    • 14. Renal medicine and urology
    • 15. Musculoskeletal problems
    • 16. Neurology
    • 17. Dermatology
    • 18. Infectious disease
    • 19. Haematology and immunology
    • 20. Breast disease
    • 21. Gynaecology
    • 22. Sexual health and contraception
    • 23. Pregnancy
    • 24. Child health
    • 25. ENT
    • 26. Ophthalmology
    • 27. Mental Health
    • 28. Oncology and palliative care
    • 29. Emergencies

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Weight 0.59 kg
Dimensions 28 x 22 x 5 cm

[10] 0199236100 [13] 978019923


Chantal Simon, Hazel Everitt and Francoise van Dor

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180 x 100 mm


soft cover


Oxford University Press


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