GLEN MOR SURGERY, FORT WILLIAM, SCOTLAND
We are proud to have had two of our general practice research papers published and we intend to continue our research interest in the Glen Mor Surgery.
The General Practitioners in the High Street Surgery conducted a survey during 1988–1990 into cardiovascular health of male patients on their register aged between 20 and 50 years.
Since 1990, the practice has adopted an enthusiastic approach to cardiovascular health promotion and there also exists a small community health awareness programme, the ‘Lochaber Health For All’ project, initiated in 1992.
The main purpose of this second study was to determine whether cardiovascular risk had altered and the contributing factors to any changes in this cohort after a nine-year interval.
1 Brown DB, Sen S, Robinson C, et al. A community-based study into the possible reasons for the high incidence of cardiovascular disease in the west highland district of Lochaber. Health Bull 1991; 49: 8-13.
Our second research paper was published in The British Journal of General Practice, September 2002.
Cardiovascular risk reduction in men - a 9 year cohort study
TANGNEY David J. MICGP MRCGP
BROWN Donna B.
BROWN Gavin J. FRCP (Edin) DOcc Med
PRESCOTT Gordon J. BSc MSc
Cardiovascular risk scores improved in a cohort of 500 males aged 20-50 years over a 9 year period.
The major component of the risk improvement was a reduction in smoking habits.
The full text of the paper can be viewed at the Royal College of General Practitioner's website. www.rcgp.org.uk or