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1

What is the first point of contact for patients within the NHS?

Primary care

2

What are the 3 different aspects of the NHS structure?

Primary care

Secondary care

Tertiary care

3

What is secondary care?

Hospitals

4

What is tertiary care?

Specialist centres

5

What are different services that bridge primary and secondary care?

Public health specialties

Occupational medicine

Some hospital specialties (such as mental health and palliative care)

Management of long term conditions

Community hospitals

6

Roughly, how many patients does each GP have?

1700 patients

7

What percentage of patient contact takes place in primary care?

90%

8

What are some out of hours (OOH) services?

NHS 24

GMED

9

Who are some people in the primary care team?

General practitioners (GPs)

General dental practitioners (GDPs)

NHS 24/associated staff

Nurses

Midwives

Allied health professionals (AHPs)

Physician associates (PAs)

Opticians

Integrated Joint Boards

10

What are examples of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs)?

Physiotherapy

Occupational therapists

11

What are Integrated Joint Boards composed of?

Health board and local council

12

What does the typical GP day involve?

Morning and afternoon surgeries

Paper work

Phone calls

House calls

Duty doctor/emergencies

Specialist clinics

Practice business/staff issues

13

What are examples of specialists clinics GPs might perform?

Minor surgery

Coils

Joint injections

14

What are some aspects of primary care, that you may opt to do or not do?

Out of hours care

GPs with special interests

Portfolio careers

BASICS (British Association for Immediate Care, pre hospital care)

15

What does BASICS stand for?

British Association for Immediate Care

16

What do GPs see in consultations?

Huge variety of symptoms

Undifferentiated symptoms and associated uncertainty

Generalist approach

Fascinating insight into patients lives

10 minute appointments

17

What is the length of an appointment?

10 minutes

18

What are some examples of presenting symptoms?

Back/joint pain

Sore throat/headaches/fever/earache

Cough/breathlessness/wheezing

Anxiety/depression/stress

Skin rashes

19

What are some examples of different hospital specialties?

Gynaecology

ENT

Musculoskeletal

Neurology

Urology

Dermatology

Psychiatric

Paediatrics

Geriatrics

Respiratory medicine

Cardiology

Endocrine

20

What are some examples of things that influence health?

Education

Occupation

Water and sanitation

Food

Housing

Health care services

Culture

 

21

What does OEM stand for?

Occupational and Environmental Medicine

22

What does PH stand for?

Public health

23

Who does a long term condition impact?

Patient and their family