May 2012 spectra 92 - Family doctors

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At first hand

Editorial Catherine Gasser. The approximately 7,700 family physicians (GPs) practising in Switzerland play a key role in the provision of primary healthcare for the citizens of our country. One of the major challenges of their work is that of correctly identifying the risk of serious illness occurring on the evidence of non-specific symptoms and of instituting appropriate measures and investigations. more


Addiction medicine: networks support family doctors

Networks. Quitting smoking, alcohol withdrawal, prescription of methadone: family doctors are often the first, and also the most important, professionals that addiction patients turn to for help. Collège romand de médicine de l’addiction (COROMA), Addiction Medicine Forum Eastern Switzerland (FOSUMOS) and Addiction Medicine Forum Central Switzerland (FOSUMIS) are networks that were set up to help family doctors professionalise and facilitate their work with addiction patients. more


A packful of zest for life

2012 SmokeFree campaign. The new edition of the current anti-smoking campaign again celebrates the pleasurable life of the non-smoker. The public and the campaign partners appreciate this positive approach. more


New images to combat the force of habit

Tobacco prevention. The second series of combined verbal and pictorial warnings have been printed on packs of tobacco products since 1 January 2012. more


HIV and STIs are unevenly distributed – priorities need to be set

The National Programme on HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections 2011–2017. For the first time, the National Programme is focusing on the prevention not only of new HIV infections but, explicitly, of other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well. more