The Changing Role of General Practice in Delivering Care in a Community Setting – Cum Scientia Caritas
This is my contribution to the Scotland Policy Conferences Keynote Seminar: Next steps for primary care in Scotland held on Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at the Crowne Plaza, the Roxburghe, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh .
I was a GP Trainee in 1991, and I vividly remember being taught that there were 3 studies of the treatment for patients with Myocardial Infarction that each showed patients were better off with treatment at home rather than admission to hospital. I became adept at treating crashing left ventricular heart failure at home, at a time when GPs were most valued for their role in unscheduled care. My goodness things have changed since then.