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Alan Bennett brings life into geriatric ward

Mar, 17/07/2018 - 18:35
bmj;362/jul17_12/k3146/FAF1faThe Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the Yorkshire edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an NHS efficiency drive....

Ogobara Doumbo: committed to improving research and healthcare in Africa

Mar, 17/07/2018 - 18:35
bmj;362/jul17_11/k3125/FAF1faBorn in the Dogon region of Mali, Ogobara Doumbo was raised in a village with no electricity. His first ride in a car came as a teenager in 1971, when he travelled to the...

Front of house drug testing by the Loop is essential in reducing future harm

Mar, 17/07/2018 - 11:30
The artwork Rush by Chemical X raises awareness of front of house testing of illegal drugs in certain high use settings by the organisation the Loop.1The organisers of the Reading and Leeds Festivals...

Strategies to avoid unnecessary emergency admissions

Lun, 16/07/2018 - 16:55
Unnecessary hospital admissions through the emergency department are substantial, underestimated, and often unmonitored. Early reports in our organisation indicate that almost 10% of patients...

GP fails in legal bid to prevent patient seeing GMC report

Lun, 16/07/2018 - 16:20
A GP who took legal action to try to stop the General Medical Council releasing an expert’s report to a patient who planned to sue him has lost his case in the Court of Appeal, after initially...

England’s childhood obesity action plan II

Lun, 16/07/2018 - 15:20
There is a great deal to support in the recently launched Chapter 2 of the government’s Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action (COP2).1 The continued backing of the soft drink industry levy is...

CCG blocks GP at Hand’s request to expand to Birmingham over safety concerns

Vie, 13/07/2018 - 17:51
Clinical commissioners have rejected a request from the service GP at Hand to subcontract its digital service from its London base to a site in Birmingham because of concerns over patient...

Challenge Trump on women’s health during UK visit, doctors urge May

Vie, 13/07/2018 - 17:41
Doctors have urged the prime minister to discuss access to sexual and reproductive healthcare with the US president during his visit to the UK.Donald Trump arrived in the UK on 12 July ahead of talks...

Doctors and vets working together for antibiotic stewardship

Vie, 13/07/2018 - 17:10
In July 2014, David Cameron, then prime minister, commissioned economist Jim O’Neill to analyse the global problem of rising antimicrobial resistance and recommend how to tackle it. O’Neill...

Healthcare outcomes and quality in the NHS: how do we compare and how might the NHS improve?

Vie, 13/07/2018 - 16:10
Health outcomes in the United Kingdom have improved substantially since the NHS was established in 1948.1 For example, average life expectancy has increased by around 12 years from 68 to 80 years;...

Communicating, consulting, and caring differently

Vie, 13/07/2018 - 15:55
Richards exhorts us, with passion, to work differently, for poorly served patients and overburdened staff.1 We need new approaches to healthcare interactions.We see such systems having several key...

Canadian government ordered to release unpublished Tamiflu data in landmark ruling

Vie, 13/07/2018 - 15:05
The Canadian government has been instructed to release unpublished clinical trial data relating to Tamiflu, Relenza, and three human papillomavirus vaccines immediately, in a landmark ruling hailed...

Impact of 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines on prevalence of hypertension and eligibility for antihypertensive treatment in United States and China: nationally representative cross sectional study

Jue, 12/07/2018 - 00:35
AbstractObjectiveTo examine the effect of the 2017 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) hypertension guidelines on the prevalence of hypertension and eligibility for...

Risks of ovarian, breast, and corpus uteri cancer in women treated with assisted reproductive technology in Great Britain, 1991-2010: data linkage study including 2.2 million person years of observation

Jue, 12/07/2018 - 00:35
AbstractObjectiveTo investigate the risks of ovarian, breast, and corpus uteri cancer in women who have had assisted reproduction.DesignLarge, population based, data linkage cohort study.Setting and...

Test for Mycoplasma genitalium or risk it becoming a superbug, doctors warn

Mié, 11/07/2018 - 17:30
Sexual health experts have warned that the sexually transmitted infection Mycoplasma genitalium could become a “superbug”—resistant to first and second line antibiotics—if new guidelines are not...

Julian Tudor Hart: visionary general practitioner who introduced the concept of the “inverse care law”

Mié, 11/07/2018 - 17:05
bmj;362/jul11_7/k3052/FAF1faCredit: Ben Tudor HartIn 1971 a GP from a Welsh mining village submitted a paper to the Lancet. More than 45 years later doctors, researchers, and politicians still quote...

Tackling loneliness with a well stocked community

Mié, 11/07/2018 - 13:15
The Royal College of General Practitioners’ action plan on tackling loneliness is a positive move.12 It advocates for public campaigns on loneliness and for professional development resources. It...

Mary Dixon-Woods: Patient safety workaholic

Mié, 11/07/2018 - 11:05
bmj;362/jul11_3/k2744/FAF1faDuncan SmithBiographyMary Dixon-Woods is RAND professor of health services research at the University of Cambridge. Inspired to aim high by her secondary school in...

Child carriers of antibiotic warning

Mar, 10/07/2018 - 19:05
bmj;362/jul10_17/k3038/FAF1faRobin HileySchoolchildren across the UK are being encouraged to take up the fight against antibiotic misuse through the medium of song.“This is amazing” is how one 9 year...

Jeremy Hunt: Farewell to the great survivor

Mar, 10/07/2018 - 17:30
So it turns out health wasn’t his “last big job in politics” after all.1Five years, 10 months, and five days since being appointed to lead the Department of Health for England,2 Jeremy Hunt finally...

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