Oxford Handbook of General Practice (4th edition)

Chantal Simon; Hazel Everitt; Francoise van Dorp; Matt Burkes
Oxford Medical Handbooks

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. With new full colour photographs added to the chapters on dermatology and ophthalmology. 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.


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


Chantal Simon, General Practitioner, Banks and Bearwood Medical Practice, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK, and Executive Editor of InnovAiT; Hazel Everitt, Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, Southampton University, UK; Francoise van Dorp, General Practitioner, Brentford, Essex, UK; Matt Burkes, GP Registrar, Flansham Park Health Centre, Bognor Regis, UK