Fundamentals of Primary Care Prescribing

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Fundamentals of Primary Care Prescribing

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9780850843057: Fundamentals of Primary Care Prescribing

Prescribing in primary care occupies a central role in management of patients. It is multi-faceted, requiring a detailed knowledge and understanding of basic pharmacology, therapeutics, prescribing procedures and the increasing role of the primary health care team. Expertly written, this book represents an up-to-date educational text covering the main areas involved in primary care prescribing. The pace of change with the development of new drugs and the increasing degree of chronic disease management in primary care stretches prescribers to the full. This book: provides a broad consideration of the disciplines involved in prescribing including effective prescribing, health economics, and legislation; will help equip readers with the knowledge that they will require in their everyday practice and act as a starting point for the process of life long learning in prescribing. Readership includes: This book is mainly intended for prospective prescribers in primary care, although final-year medical students and GP registrars will also find it useful.

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Dr Brian Crichton became a GP principal in 1993. In 1996 he became a GP trainer, and in 2002 an undergraduate teacher, in the Department of General Practice at Warwick University Medical School, where he is now an honorary senior lecturer. He is one of the prescribing advisers to the RCGP and has publications in many different areas of prescribing. Further to this he is a passionate GP educationalist and has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on therapeutics and prescribing issues. Other contributors Professor Tony Avery Fiona Beadle Professor Colin Bradley Dr Gerard Panting Professor Tom Walley

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Since prescribing is such an important topic for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and patients, it is good to find a level-headed book reviewing the area. In these pages lies a wealth of wisdom that should be noted well by young - and not so young - doctors, nurses and pharmacists prescribing in primary care." Professor Mike Pringle in the foreword, 2006

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