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How serious are global health leaders about gender equality?

Vie, 06/04/2018 - 16:41
In the past year unprecedented public attention has been given to gender based discrimination and inequalities, and demands for a fairer world for women. Closing the gender parity gap, however, seems...

Personalising care with a Year of Care approach makes the most of appointment day

Vie, 06/04/2018 - 16:36
De Iongh describes what can happen when someone with long term conditions has an unsatisfactory annual visit to a clinic.1 Some of the issues, though not universal, are sadly recognisable. Care and...

Opioid prescriptions decreased in US states where marijuana was legally accessible

Mié, 04/04/2018 - 16:31
American states that permitted legal access to marijuana through medical cannabis laws or legalized its adult recreational use saw falls in opioid prescriptions over a five year period, research has...

BMA registers interest in Bawa-Garba’s appeal against erasure

Mar, 03/04/2018 - 17:51
The BMA is applying to intervene as an interested party in the appeal by the paediatric trainee Hadiza Bawa-Garba against her erasure from the UK medical register.1The doctors’ trade union has...

GPs retain power to prescribe over-the-counter medicines

Mar, 03/04/2018 - 16:26
GPs in England will still be able to use their judgment to prescribe over-the-counter medicines to patients in some circumstances, after a national review of prescribing policy that will clamp down...

Differences in rates of switchbacks after switching from branded to authorized generic and branded to generic drug products: cohort study

Mar, 03/04/2018 - 12:31
AbstractObjectivesTo compare rates of switchbacks to branded drug products for patients switched from branded to authorized generic drug products, which have the same active ingredients, appearance,...

We should embrace WhatsApp and try to mitigate concerns

Jue, 29/03/2018 - 14:01
WhatsApp is a fantastic tool for modern medicine and a brilliant example of physicians filling in the gaps of systems suffocated by bureaucracy and over reliance on outdated technology (why am I...

Maintain funding to cover GPs’ indemnity costs, says BMA

Jue, 29/03/2018 - 13:56
NHS England must continue to provide the additional funding to GPs for indemnity to reduce the risk of unfilled shifts in out-of-hours care, the BMA has warned.The association’s general practitioners...

Seven days in medicine: 21-27 March 2018

Jue, 29/03/2018 - 11:51
NHS fundingHunt wants 10 year NHS funding dealEngland’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, called for a 10 year funding deal for the NHS amid speculation that the government could make more money...

Rise in GPs taking early retirement

Jue, 29/03/2018 - 11:46
GPs are increasingly choosing to take early retirement, with the numbers doing so rising threefold over the past decade, data from NHS Digital show.The number of GPs claiming their NHS pension on...

Telephone consultations

Jue, 29/03/2018 - 11:36
What you need to knowCheck that the patient can hear and understand you, and is in a suitable place to talkIn the absence of other cues, the tone and content of speech is importantGain information...

Is BMI the best measure of obesity?

Jue, 29/03/2018 - 11:35
Obesity, defined as abnormal accumulation of fat such that health is impaired,1 is most commonly assessed using the body mass index (BMI). But some people have questioned whether BMI is the best...

GMC calls for law change to make doctors’ reflections legally protected

Mar, 27/03/2018 - 17:06
The General Medical Council (GMC) is calling for doctors’ reflective statements to be legally privileged so that courts will not be able to compel doctors to produce them.1The recommendation comes in...

Short term bailouts will not help “perilous state” of NHS funding, MPs warn

Mar, 27/03/2018 - 14:11
The government must set out a long term plan to tackle the “perilous state” of NHS funding and must stop relying on short term bailouts to keep the service running, an influential group of MPs has...

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