Derry GP to launch “invaluable” new work on chronic disease

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An accomplished Derry GP will launch the first ever comprehensive book on Chronic Disease Management on Monday, September 8th, at the City Hotel from 7.30pm.

Dr Patrick McEvoy’s work, entitled ‘Chronic Disease Management – a new paradigm for care’ - sets out an original approach to the subject of chronic illness care and has been described by experts as “invaluable”.

The book, published by Radcliffe Publishing Ltd in London, examines how to handle chronic diseases, which are regarded as the greatest challenge to health services world-wide and are becoming more prevalent, more complex and more expensive to treat than ever.

Dr McEvoy’s work analyses the complexities involved with chronic disease, government initiatives, patient expectations and treatment.

Professor Mike Pringle, President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, said: “For those who aspire to achieve optimal outcomes, this book is their invaluable guide.”

Dr McEvoy is also the author of the first two editions of the seminal UK training text ‘Educating the Future GP’, and has 35 years experience as a GP and medical teacher in Derry. He has also worked on healthcare in Kenya, and as an educational consultant in Slovakia, Romania and Egypt.