GPs want restless leg advice.

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  • Author(s): Polak, Monika
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    GP: General Practitioner. 1/21/2005, p15-16. 2p.
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      The article cites a survey which states that GPs want to know more about restless legs syndrome (RLS). The survey of 215 GPs found that about three quarters said they managed RLS patients solely in primary care, and did not refer to a specialist. Dr Paul Stillman, a GP in Crawley, Sussex, who is researching GPs' knowledge of RLS said. GPs do not want to give people the wrong diagnosis or suggest inappropriate treatments. Dr John Shneerson, director of the Sleep Centre at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, said diagnosis of RLS involved three steps — clinical history, physical examination and four questions.