GPs provide health advice from the ground up

A group of Dutch primary care researchers believes GPs are ideally placed to advise patients in avoiding foot problems and they have developed and tested a patient leaflet outlining the ideal characteristics of healthy shoes.

Women using the leaflet were able to select shoes of better quality and fit than women who had not seen the leaflet, the researchers reported after evaluation among 60 women.

The leaflet advice, based on evidence or expert consensus,