Up to 13% under new criteria wrongly diagnosed
Patients must play their part, says Jeremy Hunt
Expert calls for a two-tier US-style system
Write-offs and delays cost £5.5m
EU directive comes into force this week
Should the upper age of cervical screening be increased?
The change from British General Practitioner to Canadian Family Physician is complete
Arthroscopic interventions have no lasting benefit for people with persistent knee pain
Should more people be taking NOACs instead of warfarin?
Antibiotics or surgery in uncomplicated acute appendicitis?
Immunotherapy continues to come of age
Self-reported health is a powerful predictor of mortality
Are we giving them to too many people?
SSRIs in late pregnancy carry little risk
All it’s cracked up to be?
Short tests of cognition can’t reliably diagnose dementia
Jon Rouse reflects on the challenge to local government arising from the 'new deal' for general practice
Dr Guy Wood-Gush imagines the future of artificial intelligence in medicine and argues that while machines will never take over from doctors they could improve the practice of medicine dramatically
Improving care service provision. What does it mean, why is it important and what can be done to make it happen?
A way to square the difficult circle of maximizing employee engagement when financial budgets are tight
Sam Gallagher, Executive Director at Skills for Health, discusses how to effectively manage the clinical workforce and limit spending on agency staff
We need to focus on outcomes, says Liz Felton
Both the Five Year Forward View and Dalton review highlight the concept of hospital ‘chains’ as an innovative model of healthcare delivery and a new organisational form for the NHS to consider
There are real opportunities to build on the great strengths of our NHS while making important shifts which reflect a changing society. But these opportunities will not make themselves, says Martin Routledge
This article looks at the presentation, diagnosis and management of this common condition
Meningitis is a serious condition. Prompt diagnosis and treatment improve both morbidity and mortality
NICE wants earlier cancer diagnosis by GPs; several RA drugs gain draft approval; and MenACWY campaign starts in August
An updated case history on breathing problems in a nine-month-old child
NICE publishes quality standards for prostate cancer, osteoarthritis, personality disorders, pressure ulcers, and UTIs.
A CME course on the latest treatment options and their practical clinical use
Scottish standards for hospital care of older people; fall in abortion rates; guidance for doctors on cosmetic surgery
A review of this uncommon ulcerating skin condition causing a sterile neutrophilic dermatosis
A review of this severe and potentially life-threatening dermatological condition
NICE updates guidelines on managing aggression in psychiatric settings; new guidelines on challenging behaviour and learning disabilities; self-management pack published on COPD
This course provides an overview of the prevalence, aetiology, diagnosis and management of back pain