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Terry Kemple
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I'm a GP in Bristol and after an enjoyable 30 year career ask: Why isn't general practice better?
I'm a GP in Bristol and after an enjoyable 30 year career ask: Why isn't general practice better?

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What's the worst mistake a competent doctor can make?
#GPFUQ 200 Why is having more generalists the priority in health care?   Promoting Sub specialism in
health care over generalism can be like promoting care use road building and
care use over rapid transport systems. Robert Moses was the unelected super bui...

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Are the UK revalidation proposals for GPs fit for purpose?
#GPFUQ 195 How difficult is it to remember to
take regular medication? Try taking something like tics tacs regularly four
times a day for one week #GPFUQ 196 Are the
UK revalidation proposals for GPs fit for purpose? The principle should be making the right...

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How do we overcome wasteful and unnecessary bureaucracy associated with poorly designed accreditation and reaccreditation courses?
# GPFUQ 194 How do we overcome wasteful and unnecessary bureaucracy associated
with poorly designed accreditation and reaccreditation courses.   The challenge is to provide appropriate
learning for each learner. Not too little and not too much. GPs are ofte...

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What’s the weakest link in the chain of care?
# GPFUQ
193 What’s
the weakest link in the chain of care? Attempts to reduce emergency hospital admissions
should focus on all the people (patients, their carers and clinicians) at high
risk .
If better care is available outside of hospitals the rising dema...

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What is connection culture?
# GPFUQ 189 What is the unintended consequence culture? Its when in modern health care every possible approach to
improving health care can have an unintended and unwanted consequence. For
example improving health seeking opportunities for patients may enab...

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What do patients remember most and longest about their GP?
# GPFUQ 185 What’s special about being a GP? A GP is a specialist in the health of the
whole person who understands risk, solves problems and can fairly access the
finite resources of the health service. In addition a GP is an advocate
for patients a teache...

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How often will GPs see a condition that statistically they will never see?
# GPFUQ 181  How often will GPs see a condition that statistically they will never see?  About once every ten years. # GPFUQ 182 Can GPs increase patients self
treatment and reduce the need for medical involvement ? If GPs don’t do the work – will GPs lose ...

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Whats wrong with the regulators?
#GPFUQ 177  What’s
wrong with the regulators?
A paradox of the new regulation of professionals like GMC Revalidation and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that aims to reduce
unacceptable variations in their performance is that the regulation itself can
cre...

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Who wants to be a GP?
#GPFUQ
171 Who
wants to be a GP?   Surveys of UK medical
graduates show that in the 1970s, over one-third of all newly-qualified doctors
wanted careers in general practice, rising to 44% in 1983, but falling to 20%
in 1996. A study
in 2011 of cohorts of 200...

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How to become President of the RCGP
# GPFUQ 170   How do you win a presidential RCGP election?
You need 95% luck and a 5% mix of knowledge, skills, understanding, and self
belief.Thank you to everyone who voted.
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