» Release of immigration detainees: RECONNECTed yet not protected from harm of detention
25/02/20 17:15 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Nearly two thirds of those held in immigration removal centres (IRCs) are released into the community1 and I would like to thank Arnold and colleagues for raising awareness of the serious obstacles...

» Acknowledge, in the curriculum, those who suffered for the advancement of medical science
25/02/20 17:11 from Latest headlines from BMJ
As a genitourinary physician I was taught about the Tuskegee syphilis experiment during my training, where it was acknowledged that much of what we know about syphilis was obtained unethically.1 It...

» Dementia: US recommends against screening over 65s because of insufficient evidence
25/02/20 16:41 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended against screening people aged over 65 for mild to moderate cognitive impairment, saying that the evidence is insufficient to assess the balance...

» Helen Salisbury: Prestidigitation
25/02/20 12:11 from Latest headlines from BMJ
This week Matt Hancock, secretary of state for health and social care, welcomed the introduction of the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill, tweeting a Daily Express headline that proclaimed, “NHS red...

» My hopes for a thriving primary care have been dashed
25/02/20 12:05 from Latest headlines from BMJ
I found it heartening to read the consensus among leaders in our profession in Whitty and colleagues’ editorial on multimorbidity.1As general practice continues to face a crisis of recruitment and...

» Clare Gerada: We need to stop being frightened of the bogeyman
25/02/20 12:05 from Latest headlines from BMJ
For years I’ve been caring for doctors with mental illness. This has involved numerous interactions with the General Medical Council (GMC). Years ago, together with others, I raised concerns about...

» Organ donation: England will have “opt-out” system from May 2020
25/02/20 11:21 from Latest headlines from BMJ
England will move to an “opt-out” system of deemed consent for organ donation from May this year, the government has announced.The move, which follows a consultation,1 means that all adults in...

» Covid-19: surge in cases in Italy and South Korea makes pandemic look more likely
25/02/20 11:06 from Latest headlines from BMJ
A surge in cases of covid-19 in northern Italy on 24 February heightened fears that the emerging infection has passed the tipping point and the world is on the brink of a pandemic.By 25 February a...

» Algorithm based smartphone apps to assess risk of skin cancer in adults: systematic review of diagnostic accuracy studies
25/02/20 10:56 from Latest headlines from BMJ
In this paper by Freeman and colleagues (BMJ 2020;368:m127, doi:10.1136/bmj.m127, published 10 February 2020), the app named “SkinScan” in the 2014 Chadwick et al study is a predecessor of the...

» Marmot 10 years on: austerity has damaged nation’s health, say experts
25/02/20 10:46 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The UK prime minister must lead a national strategy for reducing health inequalities that have widened after a decade of austerity, a 10 year update to the landmark Marmot review has concluded.The...

» Is streaming patients in emergency departments to primary care services effective and safe?
25/02/20 10:45 from Latest headlines from BMJ
What you need to knowCo-located primary care services have been introduced in emergency departments in the UK to reduce crowding and improve patient care and safetyThere is limited, outdated evidence...

» Effect of dose and duration of reduction in dietary sodium on blood pressure levels: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials
25/02/20 00:06 from Latest headlines from BMJ
AbstractObjectiveTo examine the dose-response relation between reduction in dietary sodium and blood pressure change and to explore the impact of intervention duration.DesignSystematic review and...

» Health equity in England: the Marmot review 10 years on
25/02/20 00:05 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Britain has lost a decade. And it shows. Health, as measured by life expectancy, has stopped improving, and health inequalities are growing wider. Improvement in life expectancy, from the end of the...

» Ian Calder: forensic pathologist who investigated unexplained deaths
24/02/20 15:46 from Latest headlines from BMJ
bmj;368/feb24_17/m624/FAF1faCredit: James CalderIan Calder investigated some of the most headline grabbing, mysterious, and unexplained deaths of the past 50 years, including those of the bankrupt...

» GP is struck off after he showed no insight into reasons for his suspension
24/02/20 15:36 from Latest headlines from BMJ
A GP who was suspended from the UK medical register in 2018 over his treatment of three patients has been struck off after missing two review hearings and failing to engage with the regulatory...

» Time to transcend “physical” and “mental” health
24/02/20 15:31 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The editorial by Whitty and colleagues about the challenge of multimorbidity is both timely and important.1 We must heed their call to arms and recognise the increasing challenge that multimorbidity...

» Doctors who was struck off for misconduct is restored to the register after changing his ways
24/02/20 15:26 from Latest headlines from BMJ
A doctor who was struck off the UK medical register in 2013 for misconduct has been allowed back on the register after a medical practitioners tribunal decided that he was now “a different...

» Faeces and vaccines could be the key to tackling antimicrobial resistance
24/02/20 15:26 from Latest headlines from BMJ
Relying on the discovery of new antibiotics as the main solution to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is not realistic and scientists should instead be looking to alternatives such as vaccines and...

» How can I tackle microaggressions in the workplace?
24/02/20 11:36 from Latest headlines from BMJ
“It takes courage”Sue Crossland, consultant in acute medicine and president of the Society for Acute Medicine, says, “Recent discussions on Twitter and with my colleagues suggest that...

» Pension crisis: 11 medical organisations call on chancellor to find long term solution
24/02/20 11:31 from Latest headlines from BMJ
The BMA, along with the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, Surgeons, and Physicians and seven other medical organisations, have written to the UK chancellor urging him to use the upcoming...

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