Oxford Handbook of General Practice 4e and Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice 3e

Chantal Simon; Hazel Everitt; Francoise van Dorp; Matthew Burke; Charles Guest; Walter Ricciardi; Ichiro Kawachi; Iain Lang
Pub date
Aug 2015
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Two titles from the bestselling Oxford Handbook series are available together in this great value pack. Fully revised to reflect the new changes to the GP contract and the GP curriculum, this fourth edition of the best-selling Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a practical guide to all aspects of general practice; from vital clinical information, to valuable practical guidance from experienced GPs. This is the essential guide for all those working in general practice. Comprehensively covering everything a doctor needs to work in, or manage a GP practice, this handbook ensures readers are always up-to-date with the latest guidelines, the most recent protocols, and cutting-edge clinical information. With concise, bullet-point information the chapters are now colour-coded to ensure the reader can find vital emergency or clinical information without delay. Fully illustrated, and packed with even more figures, diagrams, management boxes, and tables to improve ease-of-reference, the reader will always have the vital information they need at their fingertips. Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.


1. What is General Practice
2. Contracts
3. Practice management
4. Education, monitoring, and research
5. Consulting and certification
6. Prescribing
7. Minor surgery
8. Healthy living
9. Chronic disease management and elderly care
10. Cardiology and vascular disease
11. Respiratory medicine
12. Endocrinology
13. Gastrointestinal medicine
14. Renal medicine and urology
15. Musculoskeletal problems
16. Neurology
17. Dermatology
18. Infectious diseases
19. Haematology and immunology
20. Breast disease
21. Gynaecology
22. Sexual health and contraception
23. Pregnancy
24. Child health
25. Ear, nose, and throat
26. Ophthalmology
27. Mental health
28. Cancer and palliative care
29. Emergencies in general practice
1.1 Scoping public health problems by Gabriele Bammer
1.2 Priorities and ethics by Sian Griffiths, Robyn Martin, and Don Sinclair
1.3 Assessing health needs by John Wright and Ben Cave
1.4 Assessing health impacts by Alex Scott-Samuel, Kate Ardern, and Martin Birley
1.5 Economic assessment by Peter Brambleby
2.1 Understanding data, information, and knowledge by Barry Tennison
2.2 Information technology and informatics by Don Detmer
2.3 Qualitative methods by Sara Mallinson, Jennie Popay, and Gareth Williams
2.4 Epidemiological approach and design by Walter Ricciardi and Stefania Boccia
2.5 Inference, causality and interpretation by Iain Lang
2.6 Finding and appraising evidence by Anne Brice, Amanda Burls, and Alison Hill
2.7 Health status by Julian Flowers
2.8 Surveillance by Daniel Sosin and Richard Hopkins
2.9 Investigating clusters by Patrick Saunders, Andrew Kibble, and Amanda Burls
2.10 Health trends: registers by Jem Rashbass and John Newton
3.1 Communicable disease epidemics by Sarah O'Brien
3.2 Environmental health risks by Roscoe Taylor and Charles Guest
3.3 Protecting and promoting health in the workplace by Tar-Ching Aw, Stuart Whitaker, and Malcolm Harrington
3.4 Engaging communities in participatory research and action by Meredith Minkler and Charlotte Chang
3.5 Emergency response by Paul Bolton and Frederick Burkle
3.6 Screening by Angela Raffle, Alexandra Barratt, and Muir Gray
3.7 Genetics by Hilary Burton, Alison Stewart
3.8 Health communication by Vish Viswanath
3.9 Public health practice in primary care by Steve Gillam
4.1 Developing healthy public policy by Don Nutbeam
4.2 Translating policy into indicators and targets by John Battersby
4.3 Translating goals, indicators, and targets into public health action by Rebekah Jenkin, Christine Jorm, and Michael Frommer
4.4 Media advocacy for policy influence by Simon Chapman
4.5 Influencing international policy by Tim Lang and Martin Caraher
4.6 Public health in poorer countries by Nicholas Banatvala and Eric Heymann
4.7 Regulation by Lawrence Gostin
5.1 Planning health services by David Lawrence
5.2 Funding and delivering health care by Anna Dixon
5.3 Commissioning health care by Richard Richards
5.4 Using guidance and frameworks by Rubin Minhas, Gene Feder, and Chris Griffiths
5.5 Evaluating health-care systems by Martin McKee, Bernadette Khoshaba, and Marina Karanikolos
5.6 Health-care process and patient experience by Diana Delnoij
5.7 Evaluating health-care technologies by Ruairidh Milne and Andrew Stevens
5.8 Improving equity by Sharon Friel
5.9 Improving quality by Nick Steel, David Melzer, Iain Lang
6.1 Developing leadership skills by Fiona Sim
6.2 Effective meetings by Edmund Jessop
6.3 Effective writing by Edmund Jessop
6.4 Working with the media by Alan Maryon-Davis
6.5 Communicating risk. by Nick Steel and Charles Guest
6.6 Consultancy in a national strategy by Charles Guest
6.7 Assessing and improving your own professional practice by Caron Grainger
6.8 Activism by Muir Gray
6.9 Innovation by Muir Gray
7.1 Governance and accountability by Virginia Pearson
7.2 Business planning by Mike Gogarty
7.3 Controlling expenditures by Thomas Rice and Iain Laing
7.4 Partnerships by Julian Elston
7.5 Knowledge transfer by Jeanette Ward, Jeremy Grimshaw, and Martin Eccles
7.6 Health, sustainability, and climate change by David Pencheon, Sonia Roschnik, Paul Cosford
7.7 Workforce by Felix Greaves and Charles Guest
7.8 Effective public health action by Chris Spencer Jones

About the author: 

Dr Charles Guest has worked in government and academic public health in Australia and elsewhere, following graduation from Melbourne, Deakin and Harvard Universities. After medical registration in 1980 and clinical practice in Melbourne, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, posted to the New York City Department of Health in 1984. Subsequently, he undertook research on chronic disease in Australian Aborigines, communicable disease and environmental health. He is currently a Senior Specialist in Population Health, Australian Capital Territory Government, and Adjunct Professor in the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University. ; Professor Walter Ricciardi is the Director of the Institute of Hygiene, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome. He graduated from the University of Naples (Medicine and Surgery) in 1984, specialised in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine in 1988 and obtained his MSc (Community Medicine) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1989. Since 1993 he has held a number of key positions including President of the European Public Health Association, and has undertaken work with the World Health Organisation and the European Union. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom and is a Member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, USA. ; Dr Ichiro Kawachi is Professor of Social Epidemiology, and Chairman of the Department of Society, Human Development and Health, at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kawachi received his medical degree and Ph.D. (epidemiology) from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of over 400 articles on the social and economic determinants of population health. He was the co-editor (with Lisa Berkman) of the first textbook on Social Epidemiology, published by Oxford University Press in 2000. He is also Senior Editor of the Social Epidemiology section of the international journal Social Science & Medicine. He has served as an advisor to the WHO, the World Bank, and the Pan American Health Organization. ; Dr Iain Lang is a Consultant in Public Health with NHS Devon Primary Care Trust and a Senior Lecturer in Public Health based at the National Institute for Health Research Peninsula Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (PenCLAHRC), Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Exeter, UK. His practice and research interests are in the health of middle-aged and older people, quality of care, and health service improvement.

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