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New in: Continuing professional education and development

A qualitative study examined the barriers and enablers GPs face in offering social prescribing for patients experiencing mental health problems. 

New in: eHealth, mHealth and informatics

Nurses using computerized decision support systems performed better than GPs when telephone triaging patients. 

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Will we have enough GPs in the future?

The role of General Practitioner is a less popular choice of medical specialization throughout Europe. In a study recently published in BMC Family Practice, researchers explore and highlight the positive factors that support the satisfaction of active General Practitioners.

To learn more about this study, please read the blog written by the authors. 

Collection: Hepatitis C

The 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice for their discovery of Hepatitis C virus. In celebration of what they started and showcasing areas of research that have since emerged, we here present a collection of articles from the BMC Biology, BMC Medicine, Genome Medicine and the BMC Series Journals on biology, diagnosis and treatment and wider public health and medical outcomes of the Hepatitis C virus and its infection.


Aims and scope

BMC Family Practice is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of primary health care research. The journal has a special focus on clinical practice and decision-making, continuing professional education, eHealth, health services research in primary care settings, and health promotion.

What areas of primary healthcare research does the journal consider?

The journal considers articles on all aspects of primary health care, general practice, and family medicine research. We particularly welcome submissions covering the following topics: 

    - Continuing professional education and development

    - eHealth, mHealth and informatics

    - Health services research in primary care

    - Primary care clinical practice and interventions

    - Screening, prevention and health promotion

More information can be found here

Journal Editor

  • Kelda Manser-Smith, BMC, UK

Assistant Editor

  • Maire Clayton, BMC, USA

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