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Primary care bulletins

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre

These bulletins are produced through a collaboration between the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele University, and Arthritis Research UK.

They provide information for general practitioners, the primary care team, teachers, trainers and policy makers about musculoskeletal problems in practice.

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre Bulletins

Bulletin 1: What do general practitioners see?

Bulletin 2: Consultations for selected diagnoses and regional problems 

Bulletin 3: Patient experiences

Bulletin 4: The management of knee pain

Bulletin 5: Supporting return to work

Bulletin 6: Trends in GP pain medication prescribing

Bulletin 7: How do we translate evidence into practice?

Bulletin 8: Diagnosis and management of gout

Bulletin 9: Electronic templates and the management of patients with low back pain

Bulletin 10: In sickness and in health: shared risk factors for musculoskeletal consultations in couples

Bulletin 11: A new look at pain

Bulletin 12: Living well with chronic pain in later life 

Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre: Guide for people with osteoarthritis Keele OA handboog cover

Download the OA guidebook

The guidebook combines best clinical and research evidence with patient experience and priorities. It can be used in primary care consultations to guide discussions between health professionals and patients, and facilitate decision-making about treatments and/or self-management.

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