"The Exceptional Potential of General Practice" New book edited by Prof Graham Watt

"The Exceptional Potential of General Practice" New book edited by Prof Graham Watt

Issued: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:54:00 GMT

Front cover of Prof Graham Watt's book The Exceptional Potential of General Practice‌IHW's Professor Graham Watt has compiled and edited this book with 55 contributors from 11 countries, drawing on pioneering precedents, basic principles, current examples and international experience to capture the narratives, examples and ideas that underlie and demonstrate the exceptional potential of general practice.

Written for family doctors looking to strengthen local collaboration, the book brings together the traditional strengths of consultations, caring, continuity, coordination and coverage with the current and future challenges of building capacity, community, creativity, consistency, collegiality and campaigning. It highlights the importance of working with patients, maximising the use of serial encounters, integrating care, joint working between practices, social prescribing, community development and advocacy based on patient and practitioner experience.

Glasgow contributors include

  • 12 Glasgow GPs
  • Stewart Mercer, David Blane, Andrea Williamson and Bridie Fitzpatrick from University of Glasgow
  • Former University of Glasgow colleagues Breannon Babbel, Phil Cotton and Phil Wilson

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