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Tuesday 26th March 2019

Transforming CAMHS: discordance between ambition and reality

Many are concerned about the provision of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).1 The criteria for receiving these services are often stringently set to severe symptoms lasting more...

Expenses disclosure at BMA sparks review

The BMA has come under fire from members of its governing council after it emerged that until the practice was stopped earlier this year many senior officers had been taking spouses with them on...

Patients “increasingly worried” about drug supplies amid Brexit uncertainty, says royal college

Patients are “increasingly worried” by a lack of information around how drug supplies will be affected by Brexit, despite repeated government reassurances that access will not be impeded, the Royal...

Postpartum depression: new drug will be monitored at approved sites

The first drug approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment for postpartum depression will be administered only to short term inpatients at specially approved sites, as the FDA...

Understanding the relation between BMI and mortality

High body fatness is an important cause of ill health.1 In a linked paper, Sun and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.l1042) use two cohort studies—the Norwegian HUNT Study and the UK Biobank—to investigate...

Toolkit for GPs to take action on climate change

With reference to the call by doctors for the government to legislate for carbon net zero emissions by 2030,123 we can hope that all general practitioners are aware of the urgent global challenge and...

Gynaecologist is suspended for insensitive remarks in front of colleagues

A gynaecologist who was found to have made flippant and insensitive remarks in the presence of colleagues—and in one case a patient—has been suspended for three months by a medical practitioners’...

NICE at 20

All healthcare systems ration care. The creation of the NHS in 1948 as a universal tax- funded system, largely free at the point of use, was an explicit rejection of rationing based on price and the...

Spinal surgeon loses appeal in case of woman left disabled after heparin injection

A consultant neurosurgeon was negligent in giving a patient antithrombotic treatment only three hours after spinal surgery, the Court of Appeal has ruled.1Three senior judges unanimously dismissed...

Holistic approach is needed to evaluate potential benefits of proton beam therapy

Limb reports that the potential benefits from expanding the indications for proton therapy should be evaluated in randomised clinical trials.1 In proton therapy, in which advantages in radiation dose...

Role model: Thomas Abraham

Thomas Abraham’s first GP partnership post was in what was Europe’s largest council estate at the time—Bransholme in Hull. “It was a real test of a GP because of all the socioeconomic problems, such...

Helen Salisbury: Should I go private, doctor?

I’ve always had some patients whose default option is to seek private hospital consultations and treatment. Some have health insurance through their work, some come from overseas and have never felt...

BMJ Awards 2019: Stroke and Cardiovascular Team of the Year

As easy as ABCStroke prevention is the cornerstone of management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF); but we tend to forget that AF increases the risk of mortality independently of the...

David Oliver: The revolving door to the NHS lobby

In January the chief digital officer for NHS England, Juliet Bauer, left to take up a role at a Swedish digital start-up company. The company, called Kry, has developed a video consultation app and...

Is elimination of vertical transmission of HIV in high prevalence settings achievable?

The idea of eliminating infectious diseases from society dates to the 18th century, when Edward Jenner envisioned elimination of smallpox through widespread vaccination. By 1997, the difference...

Monday 25th March 2019

Poor teamwork among surgeons is affecting patient care, finds college

Where problems occur in surgery, poor teamwork between surgeons is often a major factor, a review by the Royal College of Surgeons has found.The college carried out 240 reviews of surgeons or...

Statistical significance should be abandoned, say scientists

Scientists writing in Nature have called for the concept of statistical significance to be abandoned, a move backed by the American Statistical Association.Valentin Amrhein, a professor of zoology at...

All doctors working night shifts should have a room with a bed

The Health Education England report calling for on-call rooms and resting places to be reinstated is commendable.1In 2005 I was one of the pioneers of the concept of consultants sleeping in when...

Child poverty in Scotland set to worsen despite targets set in 2017

Child poverty in Scotland is projected to hit a 20 year high in the next few years, despite ambitious targets set by the Scottish government to reduce the problem.This warning comes from the...

Government considers legal reforms to resolve high cost of clinical negligence claims

The UK government is considering reforms to the legal process for resolving clinical negligence claims after concluding that making care safer will not be enough to curb the burgeoning costs of...

Undescended testis

What you need to knowExamine testicular position in boys at newborn and 8 weeks old to identify undescended testisReview at 3 months of age to check for spontaneous descent of testes; if still...

Kentucky’s governor boasts of bringing his children to a “pox party”

Matt Bevin, the Republican governor of Kentucky, has told a radio show that he brought all nine of his children to a “pox party” in order to deliberately infect them with chickenpox.“We found a...

Does fluoxetine improve recovery after stroke?

The studyFOCUS Trial Collaboration. Effects of fluoxetine on functional outcomes after acute stroke (FOCUS): a pragmatic, double-blind, randomised, controlled trial. Lancet 2019;393:256-74.The study...

Lethal autonomous weapons

Advances in artificial intelligence are creating the potential to develop fully autonomous lethal weapons.1 These weapons would remove all human control over the use of deadly force. The medical...

Rammya Mathew: Reframing the language around error

In medicine, we often equate being wrong with having made a mistake. But we should remember, as the 19th and 20th century physician William Osler observed, that “medicine is a science of uncertainty...


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