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Archive for October, 2011

CBT in General Practice

This blog was written to support the session I run for GP Specialty Trainees in the North of Scotland.

During these sessions I hope participants will: –

  1. Be able to describe a cognitive behavioural model
  2. Know who it may benefit and how to access formal CBT
  3. Develop a framework for diagnosing, assessing and treating commomn mental health problems in GP.



An everyday story of threatend closure of a Community Hospital

Ross Memorial Hospital, a proud past but what of the future?

Talking to my patients, it is clear that the majority of older people would wish to be cared for in our local hospital if at all possible. This is entirely understandable as the nurses there provide a caring and professional local service, with excellent aftercare following their discharge home. Unfortunately it is becoming harder and harder to make this happen.