This book is designed to provide the practicing GP with all the information needed to deal with skin problems in the community. It provides a scheme for assessment of patients and explanation of common symptoms and signs. It then goes on to provide detailed coverage of all major clinical dermatology topics. This book takes the core text from the successful Oxford Handbook of General Practice and has edited it together to cover the full breadth of dermatology problems likely to be encountered in the community in one easy to access volume. The book includes useful 'extras' such as helpful tips, frequently asked questions and links with quality payments available through the new GMS contract.
This book includes: useful links to further information for patients and GPs; expanded references to help students and GP registrars who need to be aware of the evidence base behind management decisions; flow charts to aid management; explanatory material and diagrams for GPs and nurses to use when explaining a particular condition to a patient; 'Patient experiences' information; FAQs which either take the form of question and answer boxes or 'hot tips boxes' or 'common mistakes boxes'; and each topic is linked to the requirements of the new GP Contract 'Quality and Outcomes Framework'.
1. Assessing patients with skin problems in primary care; 2. Symptoms and signs of skin problems; 3. Diagnosis and management of skin problems in primary care; 4. Skin problems associated with internal or systemic illness; 5. Useful contacts for GPs and patients