S3 E3 - Rescuing ourselves with a shared vision; funding GP & multimorbidity; empagliflozin for HFpEF; AF - to screen or not to screen

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22nd October 2021

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In this latest Hot Topics Podcast, Dr Neal Tucker reflects on the NHSE Rescue Package and asks if we are going to strike are we clear what we want general practice to be? Time for us to make up our minds.

In research we look at multimorbidity clusters and consultation rates - how should this influence funding? Also a ray of hope for patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction with empagliflozin - but is it as good as it appears to be? And two papers on AF screening including implanting a mini-ECG machine in your chest wall. Sounds like a lot of effort, but does it help???

References

BJGP MM & Consultation Rates

NEJM Empagliflozin & HFpEF

Lancet STROKESTOP study & ILR study


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