Practice reports

In 2015, Sarah Littler, a medical student on sabbatical leave from the University of Edinburgh wrote a report based on 5 months attached to the Keppoch Medical Centre at Possilpark Health Centre, describing and quantifying the help she was able to give the practice in dealing with patients’ welfare benefit problems.

Welfare benefits and general practice (A study at Keppoch Medical Practice, Possilpark Health and Care Centre) Sarah Littler, University of Edinburgh

A letter from the Balmore Practice at Possilpark Health Centre to the Chief Executive of the City of Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership in July 2015 described the challenges facing the practice serving the third most deprived practice population in Scotland.

Letter from a Deep End practice

A short article in the British Journal of General Practice describes a day at work for a general practitioner serving the most derived practice population in Scotland.

Watt, G. (2015) Discretion is the better part of general practice. British Journal of General Practice, 65(635), p. 306. (doi:10.3399/bjgp15X685357) (PMID:26009518)

A study of frequent attenders at Govan Health Centre in 2014 showed that of the 10% of patients accounting for 30% of GP encounters, 50% were taking antidepressant medication and 21% had been referred to mental health services.