» Overprescribing: 10% of items dispensed in primary care are inappropriate, review finds
22/09/21 10:56 from Latest headlines from BMJ
An estimated 10% of items dispensed in primary care in England are inappropriate, a government review into overprescribing has said.The review, commissioned in 2018, also found that 15% of people...

» Michael Peckham: professor of oncology and artist
22/09/21 10:16 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;374/sep22_8/n2325/FAF1fapeckham210921.f1Art was at Michael Peckham’s core. He painted and exhibited all his life, and his vibrant artworks cheered each office he inhabited. He said being an...

» Ministers should have to seek advice from local doctors before closing services, say leaders
22/09/21 09:56 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Plans to give ministers extensive new powers over local service changes, such as hospital closures, should be amended to require them to take advice from senior local doctors and justify why the...

» Professional infighting damages doctors and patient care
22/09/21 09:36 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Par1 reminded me that some 25 years ago, as local medical committee chair, I was the lone representative of my GP colleagues at the occasional meeting with hospital consultant colleagues.Several took...

» David Oliver: Social care plan furthers inequality and unfairness
22/09/21 09:31 from Latest headlines from BMJ
In my last column I discussed the lack of detail or meaningful change in the government’s Build Back Better plan for health and social care in England.12 I did not, however, touch on the inherent...

» What’s Health Data Research UK doing to help tackle covid-19?
22/09/21 09:21 from Latest headlines from BMJ
What has HDR UK been doing during the pandemic?Last year, the government’s chief scientific adviser, Patrick Vallance, identified the areas of covid-19 research in which the UK needed to bolster its...

» Matt Morgan: Bursting FOAM’s bubble
22/09/21 09:20 from Latest headlines from BMJ
A decade ago, the confluence of technology, internet access, and passionate people led to the explosion of free open access medical education—FOAM. Why read dull academic textbooks, outdated before...

» Covid-19 vaccines for teenagers: conversations and consent
22/09/21 09:20 from Latest headlines from BMJ
On 13 September, the UK chief medical officers recommended that all 12-15 year olds be offered a single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine.1 This followed a previous recommendation by the Joint...

» Vitiligo-like depigmentation in a patient treated with PD-1 antibody
22/09/21 09:20 from Latest headlines from BMJ
This is melanoma associated vitiligo in a man in his 70s after treatment with a monoclonal antibody for malignant melanoma (fig 1).bmj;374/sep22_1/n1982/F1F1f1Fig 1He presented with rapidly growing...

» John Borthwick Macdonald
21/09/21 15:41 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;374/sep21_18/n2276/FAF1faHaving secured a scholarship, John Borthwick Macdonald went up to Cambridge to read natural sciences, then medicine. He had a student placement at the Medical Research...

» Darshan Kumar Suri
21/09/21 15:36 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;374/sep21_17/n2257/FAF1faDarshan Kumar Suri arrived at London’s Heathrow airport on 14 October 1969 with only three pounds in his pocket. The British government were recruiting doctors from the...

» Gordon James Pack
21/09/21 15:31 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;374/sep21_16/n2260/FAF1faGordon James Pack was the son of a physics teacher and a nurse. He was educated at Strand School in south London, where his father taught. He was the first in the family...

» Moin Subhani
21/09/21 15:26 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;374/sep21_15/n2259/FAF1faMoin Subhani always claimed that there were four important events in 1963: the assassination of President Kennedy, the Great Train Robbery, the Profumo Affair, and his...

» BMA demands meeting with health secretary to tackle abuse of GPs
21/09/21 15:21 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The BMA has called for an urgent meeting with England’s health and social care secretary, Sajid Javid, to tackle a growing tide of abuse against general practices.In a letter to the health secretary...

» Peter Murray Richard Hemphill
21/09/21 15:16 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Peter Murray Richard Hemphill was born in Bareilly, north India, the first son of Kathleen and Major Robert Hemphill (DSO), a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). Peter’s sister, Sheila,...

» Obesity in US children increased at an unprecedented rate during the pandemic
21/09/21 14:56 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The proportion of US children who are overweight or obese, which has climbed steadily for years, surged to unprecedented levels during the pandemic, according to new figures from the Centers for...

» Retaining the doctors we train
21/09/21 11:51 from Latest headlines from BMJ
O’Dowd reports the proposed expansion in medical school places to meet the demand of students fulfilling their A level requirements.1More doctors are needed, but simply adding more newly qualified...

» Children’s health: opportunities to have a real impact
21/09/21 11:06 from Latest headlines from BMJ
We welcome this latest research on the impact of the Sure Start programme.12 The evidence shows that large scale, holistic public health interventions can be effective in improving children’s...

» Sure Start children’s centres did so much more than prevent paediatric admissions
21/09/21 11:01 from Latest headlines from BMJ
I was thrilled to see the long term data on the impact of Sure Start centres on health outcomes.1 I was lucky enough to have my children during the period the centres were available and cannot praise...

» Helen Salisbury: Has your weight changed recently?
21/09/21 09:31 from Latest headlines from BMJ
As doctors, we ask questions about weight many times a day. We may ask because we’re worried about fluid retention in heart failure, or we may be thinking about causes of increased breathlessness or...

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