InnovAiT, 11(6), 350–351 A short journey of immersion in Italian general practice Dr Nadia R Llanwarne NIHR In-Practice Fellow, University of Cambridge, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge Email: firstname.lastname@example.org What an enriching experience this fortnight in Rome has been. I have branded over generic medicines. Dr E conﬁrmed my suspicions of a spent time observing general practice clinics, visits to housebound widespread belief in such therapeutic superiority in Italy. Apparently, patients, internal medicine consultations, and the practice of an alter- the healthcare organisations are trying to dispel such myths, but deep- native, holistic approach to the management of common ailments. seated convictions are hard to shift. I wonder what the Care Quality I worked with Dr E, a GP who completed her training last Commission would make of the cluttered shelves and crowded desk December and who works as the Italian equivalent of a ‘portfolio space I witnessed. The communication style in consultations seemed GP’. Local GPs employ Dr E to look after their housebound patients. more forthright and didactic than that of contemporary English general She is also involved in teaching on the GP training programme in practice. Was it the desk
InnovAiT: Education and inspiration for general practice – SAGE
Published: Jun 1, 2018
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