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Caring for migrant populations in general practice: five minutes with . . . Jessica Carter

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 16 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5577
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Academic GP Jessica Carter provides some tips on how general practitioners can look after their migrant populations through infectious disease screening

“It’s important that we, as a profession, recognise that migration is a topic that is on the global agenda, it’s something that we’re going to be seeing more of in our day-to-day practice. Migrant populations are more at risk of infectious diseases and many other conditions, but we don’t really get a lot of teaching about infectious diseases at medical school or in GP training. …

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