Positive changes GPs make to patients' lives highlighted

Positive changes GPs and other NHS staff can make to people's lives and the new services doctors are developing to benefit their patients feature in a new BMA publication.

Dr Hamish Meldrum
Dr Hamish Meldrum

'Partners in Care' features 18 case studies including Coventry GP Dr Grant Ingrams, who helped a patient identify that her medical conditions, including blindness and paralysis, were the result of a mental rather than a physical problem.

Dr Gillian Rice discusses the 'Never too late to create' project at her Bristol surgery which helps people deal with mental health problems through art and poetry.

BMA chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum said: ‘The strong relationship between doctor and patient is the cornerstone of the quality care of which the NHS is justifiably proud.

‘These stories typify the commitment of NHS staff, and the lasting difference they can make – reducing pain, improving lives and often saving them. The fact that these encounters go on up and down the UK every day in thousands of surgeries and hospitals is one of the largely unsung triumphs of the NHS.’

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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