5 Healthy People: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 5, Healthy People: Promoting Health and Preventing Disease, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

GPs have a crucial role to play in promoting health and preventing disease. During the consultation there are excellent opportunities to discuss healthy living with the patients and for the early detection of illness.

To put patients at the centre of their care, GPs need to possess appropriate skills to support people to self-care, taking them through a range of approaches, in partnership, recognising that the individual should make the choices, decisions and take the actions themselves. Gaining a better understanding about inequalities in health and strategies to address inequalities in health are important aspects of training to be a GP.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

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E-cigarettes: An unnecessary evil or a golden opportunity?

E-cigarettes: An unnecessary evil or a golden opportunity?

A new study is seeking to find out what GPs know about e-cigarettes and help to improve...

UK governments accept new alcohol guidelines

UK governments accept new alcohol guidelines

The government has accepted new stricter guidelines on alcohol consumption that were...

Consulting skills: How to advise about exercise
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Consulting skills: How to advise about exercise

Current guidelines on exercise, how to conduct a brief assessment and tips on giving...

Just one cardiovascular event prevented for every 5,000 NHS health checks

Just one cardiovascular event prevented for every 5,000 NHS health checks

The NHS health check prevents one cardiovascular event for every 5,000 checks carried...

Building relationships is the 'silver bullet' to tackle health inequalities

Building relationships is the 'silver bullet' to tackle health inequalities

Building empathy and strong relationships with patients and colleagues across the...

CSA Troubleshooting: 9 - Providing health promotion advice

CSA Troubleshooting: 9 - Providing health promotion advice

Think about all aspects of health promotion and disease prevention, says Dr MeiLing...

Alcohol misuse: new government guidelines

Alcohol misuse: new government guidelines

New government proposals for recommended limits for alcohol consumption aim to reduce...

Map charts 'hotspots' in admissions for alcohol-related liver disease

Map charts 'hotspots' in admissions for alcohol-related liver disease

Emergency hospital admissions for alcohol-related liver disease vary more than three-fold...

Prescribe apps to boost patients' physical activity by 22%, GPs told

Prescribe apps to boost patients' physical activity by 22%, GPs told

A smartphone app that promotes exercise can increase physical activity in patients...

Call for NICE to assess medical apps for GP prescribing 'menu'

Call for NICE to assess medical apps for GP prescribing 'menu'

NICE should assess the safety and effectiveness of medical apps for smartphones and...

Travelling football fans urged to visit GP ahead of World Cup in Brazil
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Travelling football fans urged to visit GP ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Football fans planning to visit Brazil for the FIFA World Cup have been urged to...

Train GPs in compassion to tackle obesity, says NICE
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Train GPs in compassion to tackle obesity, says NICE

GPs should be given extra training in communication skills to help them treat overweight...

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