Under pressure: meeting demand safely means knowing when to shout for help

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:11
At Milton Keynes University Hospital conditions are “slightly” improved after a Christmas surge. “We had a very challenging time between Christmas and New Year, historically a quiet time, with...
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Smartphone GP consultation app cost CCG {pound}150 000 in first two months

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:51
High demand for a new service that allows patients to access GP consultations 24 hours a day on their smartphones is leading to increased hospital activity, NHS bosses have reported.The GP at Hand...
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EMA calls for hydroxyethyl starch solutions to be taken off market

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:01
Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions for infusion should be removed from the market across Europe because they carry “serious risks,” the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said.Hydroxyethyl starch...
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Jeremy Hunt’s new department: maȷor overhaul or window dressing?

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:11
When Jeremy Hunt emerged from Number 10 Downing Street on 8 January with not just his job intact but an expanded brief,1 many observers were surprised. With the NHS in the grip of a winter crisis, it...
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Wider effects of the Bawa-Garba case on medical practice and public safety

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:51
Most of us don’t know, and will never know, whether Hadiza Bawa-Garba was concentrating on the day or lacked specific knowledge.1 The same is true for other cases that have come to court or the...
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A year in health and healthcare under President Trump

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:46
Healthcare insuranceAs a presidential candidate, Donald Trump repeatedly vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and replace it with “something really terrific” on the first day of his...
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David Oliver: Will we now see a serious attempt to tackle social care funding?

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:41
In Theresa May’s January reshuffle of her cabinet, Jeremy Hunt received an upgrade to his job title: “and social care” was appended to “secretary of state for health.”1 Is this a cosmetic change, or...
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Healthcare in Trump’s first year

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:41
As year one of the Trump era in the United States draws to a close on 20th January, medicine and healthcare remain on a seemingly endless rollercoaster ride. The future of the Affordable Care Act...
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Football headers and dementia: five minutes with Willie Stewart

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:31
“This month [January] we’re starting a three year study— Football’s Influence on Lifelong Health and Dementia Risk (FIELD)—looking at the risk of dementia in, and overall health of, professional...
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GMC’s push for erasure of paediatrician is questionable

BMJ Recent Articles - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:01
The General Medical Council’s High Court appeal for the erasure of Hadiza Bawa-Garba,1 is not aimed at improving patient care if it discourages duty of candour. It may also deter trainees from...
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