This work explains in clear and concise terms the business side of general practice. It provides a reference for every GP practice and is particularly relevant to the needs of the younger principal, GP trainees and other doctors who have recently entered general practice. Each of the book's chapters provides a lucid description of a key facet of general practice and tells the reader how to obtain further advice and assistance.
Smoking initiation, nicotine addiction and the smoking life-course. Smoking and health. Psychological and behavioural techniques. Pharmacological interventions and new medications. Practice policies and attitudes. Opportunities. Interventions. Clinical governance and smoking cessation. Appendix 1: The stages of change. Appendix 2: Carbon monoxide poisoning. Appendix 3: Prescribing nicotine replacement therapy. Appendix 4: A practice protocol. Appendix 5: Draft workplace smoking policy (ASH). Appendix 6: Resources.