About this Book
- Written by GPs for GPs
- Provides comprehensive coverage on all aspects of primary medical care
- Contains practical guidance, with hands on advice from experienced GPs, with clinical and emergency sections clearly marked for rapid access
- Includes weblinks on the relevant guidelines and online resources
- Packed with essential, clinical, evidence-based information, to ensure the reader has the information they need at their fingertips
- Contains new full colour photographs in the chapters on dermatology and ophthalmology
New to this edition
- The general practice section has been fully updated to reflect the government changes to the GP contract
- New in-text colour photographs to illustrate skin and eye conditions
- All sections have been revised in line with the new clinical guidelines, management practices, the GP Curriculum and changes to the GP Contract
Fully revised to reflect the new changes to the GP contract and the GP curriculum, this fourth edition of the best-selling Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a practical guide to all aspects of general practice; from vital clinical information, to valuable practical guidance from experienced GPs. This is the essential guide for all those working in general practice.
Comprehensively covering everything a doctor needs to work in, or manage a
GP practice, this handbook ensures readers are always up-to-date with the latest
guidelines, the most recent protocols, and cutting-edge clinical information.
With concise, bullet-point information the chapters are now colour-coded to
ensure the reader can find vital emergency or clinical information without delay.
With new full colour photographs added to the chapters on dermatology and ophthalmology.
Fully illustrated, and packed with even more figures, diagrams, management boxes,
and tables to improve ease-of-reference, the reader will always have the vital
information they need at their fingertips.
Readership: General Practitioners, GPs in training, medical students and allied health professionals working in the community.
Table of Contents
1: What is General Practice
3: Practice management
4: Education, monitoring, and research
5: Consulting and certification
7: Minor surgery
8: Healthy living
9: Chronic disease management and elderly care
10: Cardiology and vascular disease
11: Respiratory medicine
13: Gastrointestinal medicine
14: Renal medicine and urology
15: Musculoskeletal problems
18: Infectious diseases
19: Haematology and immunology
20: Breast disease
22: Sexual health and contraception
24: Child health
25: Ear, nose, and throat
27: Mental health
28: Cancer and palliative care
29: Emergencies in general practice
"The book is thorough and comprehensive, yet easy to read and well written, illustrated by useful... figures and tables. It contains most of the medical information and knowledge you need for use in a general medical practice, both in day-to-day and emergency contexts." - Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association
Chantal Simon, General Practitioner, Banks and Bearwood Medical Practice, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK, and Executive Editor of InnovAiT, Hazel Everitt, Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, Southampton University, UK, Francoise van Dorp, General Practitioner, Brentford, Essex, UK, and Matt Burkes, GP Registrar, Flansham Park Health Centre, Bognor Regis, UK