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Catherine Harrison

  • A war against the white stuff

    Catherine Harrison's comment 10 Feb 2018 10:12am

    With you on this. The last time I asked my patients about sugar intake was...... every day last week!!! Even I’m getting bored of hearing myself talk about ‘No sugar, low starchy carb, high healthy fats and protein, avoid packets and processed food’. Nearly every patient I see has a condition that could be improved with simple lifestyle change. #foodrevolutioniscoming

  • Instant wisdom - managing older patients

    Catherine Harrison's comment 20 Dec 2017 7:46pm

    Really interesting. I love the ‘pearls’. Tempted to get the book.

  • Why GPs should prescribe a low-carb diet for type 2 diabetes

    Catherine Harrison's comment 27 Jul 2017 5:18pm

    Thankyou! Fully agree and have been on the same bandwagon for a while now. I have got 10 hours CPD on my appraisal this year for reading Anticancer by Dr David Servan-Schreiber, The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz, Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes, The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes, The Obesity Code by Dr Jason Fung, and I have just started The Pioppi Diet by Dr Aseem Malhotra!!! I signed up for and worked through the www.diabetes.co.uk/lowcarb 10 week plan (so that I felt confident in recommending this to my patients! It's fab!). The PHCUK leaflets are a fantastic resource (work out at 10p each when you buy a box from the website - https://phcuk.org/booklets/) which we paid for with our Health Promotion LES payment! We all know the physiology of carbohydrate and fat metabolism, so it's time to apply it sensibly for our patients. We have a duty to do so!

  • GP appointment waiting times to be published under new access drive

    Catherine Harrison's comment 09 Mar 2017 5:29pm

    "He added that, while NHS England recognises general practice is under significant strain, it was also receiving investment – particularly in new workforce - and ‘therefore it’s reasonable to expect, on the back of that, improved access’." Thanks for the funding NHSE, but we can only improve our workforce with that funding if there are people out there who need jobs that we can employ. It took us 12 months to replace our retiring senior partner, meanwhile, our access suffered depending on locum availability. In a semi-rural location, it is hard to attract staff to come and work here. Happy to improve access if we can recruit the staff to help us do that.......