Gemma Lambert

Gemma Lambert

Gemma joined MGP in 2014 and has worked in a number of editorial roles, mostly working on Guidelines in Practice. As Head of Publications, she is responsible for the strategic, leadership, and direction of MGP’s multichannel publications. Alongside this role, Gemma is also Editor of Guidelines in Practice.

Contact info

Email:
gemma.lambert@mgp.co.uk
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    Redefining normal: what lies beyond COVID-19?

    2020-06-25T08:43:00

    Over the last few months, healthcare has been well and truly disrupted. Screening, routine services, and non‑urgent procedures have been put on hold. However, as more is learnt about the virus, and restrictions are eased or adapted, people are starting to look ahead and consider what will be different in ...

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    Is COVID-19 a catalyst for change?

    2020-06-11T12:15:00

    When baseline workload is high it is difficult to proactively take steps to move forwards—something that no doubt many healthcare professionals are familiar with. But certain situations can act as catalysts, increasing the rate at which change takes place. Coronavirus means that we are doing things differently through necessity; to ...

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    How do you support patients to self-manage chronic conditions?

    2020-04-30T08:53:00

    On Wednesday 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 could be characterised as a pandemic. People with certain underlying health conditions are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and are among those advised to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.1 Patients are being ...

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    Our NHS: now is the time to show our appreciation

    2020-04-30T08:51:00

    The impacts of COVID-19 are immeasurable and have affected almost every aspect of day-to-day life—yet just a few months ago it didn’t even exist. At MGP, we are all working remotely—putting this issue of Guidelines in Practice together has presented us with new challenges but the team has responded brilliantly. ...

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    Infection: is it a question of control?

    2020-02-28T17:15:00

    Coronavirus disease 2019, otherwise known as COVID-19, has been a hot topic for the start of 2020. How worried should we be? Are we currently living the opening chapters of a dystopian novel, or is this mainstream media hype? At the time of writing, Public Health England (PHE) reported 71,329 ...

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    What does it mean to be a specialist generalist?

    2020-01-20T17:09:00

    A career in general practice is a demanding one and the skills and attributes required are many and varied. GPs need to demonstrate empathy, compassion, and the ability to motivate others; they need to have good consultation skills, decision-making skills (what tests/examinations are required? Should the patient be referred?), analytical ...

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    What has happened in 2019, and what is in store for 2020?

    2019-12-16T15:43:00

    Around this time of year it feels appropriate to stop and think about all that has been achieved over the last 12 months. As always, our priority has been covering new and updated clinical guidance, focusing on the aspects that are relevant to primary care. Throughout 2019, we have examined ...

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    Do you use algorithms to support your decision making?

    2019-11-11T16:19:00

    I am not ashamed to say that I love algorithms. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well an algorithm must be worth at least that.

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    Use teachable moments to motivate smokers to quit

    2019-10-14T16:24:00

    Stoptober is an annual campaign aimed at helping people with their efforts to give up smoking. Support is available in many forms: smokers who are trying to quit can download the Stoptober app, sign up for daily motivational emails, join an online chat group, get a personalised quit plan, or ...

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    Sharing is caring

    2019-09-16T16:25:00

    There are many diseases and conditions for which care is shared across primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare providers, sometimes through formal shared-care arrangements or via ad-hoc referral of patients as and when needed. In these instances, communication and collaboration are paramount to achieving the best outcomes for patients. This need ...

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    How does BMI affect contraceptive choice?

    2019-06-17T09:27:00

    Obesity is an increasingly important public health concern; in 2017, 64% of adults in England were overweight or obese and the prevalence is increasing.1 Aside from the significant associated health issues such as an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and several types of cancer, there are also ...

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    How do you keep up to date with the latest clinical guidance?

    2019-04-15T09:21:00

    Guidance continually needs to be updated to ensure that it remains credible, relevant, and aligned with the latest evidence. NICE routinely assesses its guidelines every 5 years to check that they are up to date, and guidelines are also assessed and updated in response to relevant events, (for example, changes ...

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    Tailoring care to find the perfect fit

    2019-03-28T10:08:00

    When I’m not sat behind a desk with my Editor hat on, one of my hobbies is sewing (bear with me on this, it is loosely relevant). Last year, I embarked on my most ambitious project to date: I made my own wedding dress. One thing I learnt was how ...

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    Who manages patients with chronic conditions in your practice?

    2019-02-24T11:51:00

    There was a lot of discussion last month around the announcement of the NHS Long Term Plan and what this means for general practice— Dr Jonathan Griffiths reflects on this in the View from the ground piece. Further details have since emerged in the form of a 5-year GP General ...

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    What difference does sex make?

    2019-01-21T14:23:00

    The health problems faced by men and women differ because of important biological and anatomical differences. Many of these differences are explained, in one way or another, by the reproductive system. The January 2019 issue of Guidelines in Practice features three topics that bear particular relevance to women’s health; heavy ...