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Avoidable deaths: falling in England; stalled in Scotland and Wales; and up in Northern Ireland

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:53
Avoidable deaths in the UK fell significantly in 2017 compared with the previous year, but the improvement was largely because of trends in England, the only constituent part of the UK to show a...
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Sarah Wollaston: I’ll keep providing scrutiny, says newly independent MP

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:21
Former GP Sarah Wollaston will remain as chair of the health select committee after her resignation from the Conservative Party.The member for Totnes, the first MP to have been elected after an “open...
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Improving services requires resources not targets

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:06
Simon Stevens proposes that emergency departments focus waiting time targets on a few specific conditions.1 But few people enter emergency departments with a diagnosis of sepsis, myocardial...
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Ketamine should be available for treatment resistant depression, says FDA panel

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:51
An advisory committee to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strongly endorsed esketamine, a derivative of the anaesthetic drug ketamine, for treatment resistant depression. The...
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Abortion: RCGP supports decriminalisation

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 16:50
The UK Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners has passed a motion to support the decriminalisation of abortion. The college said that abortion should be governed by medical regulatory...
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Sixty seconds on . . . free money

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 14:11
Free money! Where?Finland.I know Finland’s rich, but giving away money?It has been for the past two years as part of a small pilot running from January 2017 to December 2018.Tell me more. . .The...
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Cornel Fleming

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:30
bmj;364/feb22_1/l782/FAF1faBorn in 1936 in eastern Europe, Cornel Fleming grew up in Czernowitz. He and his family survived the war because his mother had become friends with one of Romania’s royal...
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