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COVID-19 Announcement

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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BMC Family Practice is recruiting new Associate Editors

To learn more about the role and how to apply, please click here

Blog: 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. 

Editor's Picks

Patient-related factors associated with an increased risk of being a reported case of preventable harm in first-line health care

A study recently published in BMC Family Practice finds that people experiencing psychiatric illness are at higher risk of preventable harm in primary care and the emergency department. 

The Year of Care Approach: Care and Support Planning for People with Long-Term Conditions

Over the course of a 15-year study, the NHS Year of Care Partnerships group has demonstrated that care and support planning is a reproducible and practical model for planned care for people with long-term conditions. 


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 decision making and management, continuing professional education, service utilization, needs and demand, and the organization and delivery of primary care and care in the community.


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  • Maire Clayton, BMC, USA

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