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1

What is general practice?

Caring for the whole person as well as their illness

The promotion of healthy lifestyles

First point of contact

2

What are some personal qualities to be a good GP?

Ability to care about people and relatives

Commitment to providing high quality care

Awareness of ones own limitations

Clinical competence

Organisational ability

Ability to work with others

3

Who owns the practice or building that GPs work in?

GPs themselves or the local NHS organisation

4

What kind of employment do most GPs have?

Self emplyed, either owning or running a business of their own in partership with others

5

What are responsibilities of GPs as a partner?

Running the business affairs

Providing adequate premises and infrastructure to provide care

Employ and train people

6

What aspect of the NHS is at the cutting edge of information technology?

General practice

7

Why is general practice considered to be at the cutting edge of information technology?

Leads the way for the move from paper to digital

8

What are advantages of moving from paper to digital?

Patient date easily accessed by approved members of staff

Can possibly be accessed remotely

Patient data can be listed, graphed and easily searched

Identify patients for screening programmes

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What are the main information systems that GPs use?

Vision

EMIS

11

What does the use of vision or EMIS allow?

Store appointments

Assist in consultations

Support prescribing

Allow GPs to manage hospital letters and blood results electronically

12

What is a massive advantage of being a GP, in terms of work-life balance?

Ability to work flexibly

13

What other roles can GPs take on?

Working at a university as a lecturer

14

Why do GPs no longer have to provide out of hours services?

It was removed from the national GP contract in 2004

15

Why would GP practices provide out of hours services?

They get paid extra for doing so

16

What are GPs required to display in terms of learning?

Life long learning

17

What must GPs do to show they are still learning and adapting?

Undertake 5 year cycle in order to be revalidated

Meeting held with professional colleague and annual appraisal work is assessed

18

How do GPs prepare for revalidation?

Reading literature

Attending courses

Performing audits

19

What does the BMA recommend in regards to revalidation?

Salaried GP contract has time negotiated as protected for appraisal work

20

Who does the practice team consist of?

Manager

IT/admin staff

Secretarial staff

Reception staff

Nurses

Advanced nurse practitioner

Physician assistants

Health care assistants

General practitioners

21

GPs can choose a wide variety of career paths, what are some of these?

Parter 

Take a special interest such as diabetes

Salaried GP to have better work life balance

Interest in education as a lecturer

Sports doctor for local football team

22

Why are GP practices well placed to be able to adapt to their communities?

Run by doctors

23

What is longitudinal care?

Holistic, dynamic and integrated plan that documents important disease prevention and treatment goals and plans

24

What does longitudinal care mean it is possible to do?

Assist with the neonatal care of a baby at the start of your career and still be looking after them when they turn 40

25

What are the advantages of getting to know families and them trusting you?

Consultations are quicker and easier

They have confidence in your knowledge and guidance

26

What is an emotional advantage, and disadvantage of looking after people with chronic conditions?

You get to watch them improve and deteriorate

27

How many consultations do GPs perform in a professional lifetime?

200,000

28

What do major problems with communication lead to?

Complaints such as "my doctor wont listen to me"

Misdiagnosis

 

29

What does effective communication improve?

Patient satisfaction

Patient recall

Patient understanding

Patient concordance

Outcomes of care

30

What are the 4 essential components of clinical competence?

Knowledge

Communication skills

Physical examination

Problem solving