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BACKGROUND Non-attendance in general practice has received increasing attention over the past few years. Its relationship with access to health care has been recognized and is of particular relevance in light of the access targets set out in the NHS Plan. METHODS The literature was searched for articles relating to non-attendance. Titles and abstracts(More)
BACKGROUND Access to primary care services is one of the key components of the NHS Plan which states that patients should be able to see a health professional within 24 hours and a GP within 48 hours. However, it is not clear how patients value speed of access in comparison with other aspects of primary care. AIM To investigate patient preferences when(More)
BACKGROUND Impetigo is a common clinical problem seen in general practice. Uncertainty exists as to the most effective treatment, or indeed if treatment is necessary. AIM To determine the most effective treatment for impetigo in a systemically well patient. DESIGN OF STUDY Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHOD Databases were searched for(More)
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