Tools to help you practice and help support patients
Guidance and support can often be lacking in primary care when it comes to resilient practice. One of the best resources I have seen is a group called Resilient GP.
Also useful is a community about all those letter requests that we get which are essentially ‘get a note from your doctor’ or GANFYD.
A key issue that crops up is about prescribing benzodiazepines for sedation particularly for travel. Courses that help patients with this fear and a sensible alternative to prescribing sedating medication are provided by British Airways and Easyjet.
Anxious patients or parents may not be aware how to self care. When should I worry is an excellent resource for patients to refer to.