Changing blame culture would do far more to foster openness and honesty
GP appointments system ‘unsatisfactory and not fit for purpose’
But ‘beneficial’ effects of drinking probably down to confounding
Juvenile arthritis symptoms do not worsen after MMR booster
Survival and independence greater when treatment starts within 90 minutes
Phil Hammond defends the scapegoating of GPs by the media and government
Louise Newson discusses a recent report exploring patients drinking habits
Do statins cause diabetes?
Contexts can hugely impact on the way a doctor feels about a consultation for the same condition
Adverse cardiovascular effects of NSAIDs
Louise Newson discusses a recent meta-analysis in The Lancet
Cancer risk from imaging investigations
Too many prescriptions for antidepressants?
Helping patients with diabetes is never straightforward
Half of GPs think conflicts of interest may threaten the very viability of CCGs. Read the results of our exclusive survey
Jonathan Fitzsimon interviews Andrew Cornish who worked as a GP in Suffolk for 30 years and took on a new challenge with the international development charity, VSO, in 2012
Luke Koupparis explains why basing the increase in A&E attendance solely on OOH provision is wrong and how it demonstrates a lack of understanding by the political classes of the complex nature of healthcare provision
James Kippenberger outlines how digitising and connecting clinical correspondence can not only deliver productivity gains and improve patient outcomes, but also help trusts manage the transition towards new models of electronic healthcare
Jonathan Fitzsimon interviews doctors who have incorporated interesting, adventurous and unusual aspects into their clinical careers. Have a look at the latest highlights
Mobile technology will be key to delivering the aims of the Scottish e-Health strategy and the service transformation agenda of NHSScotland. Colin Reid explains why
Practice funding and contracts are set for significant changes from April 2014 following a government review to secure ‘equitable funding’
Although uncommon it is essential it is diagnosed and treated promptly to reduce any irreversible complications
Otitis media is very common condition and this clinical review discusses management including when to watch and wait...
This article looks at primary prevention of osteoporosis including risk factors and interpretation of diagnostic tests
Guidance on stroke aftercare; action on hospital falls; new GP portal to explain NHS changes
An overview of this inflammatory condition that is increasing in incidence
A clinical review looking at the diagnosis and management of this disabling condition that can easily be dismissed...
NICE recommends NRT; simple stool test advised to reduce misdiagnosis of bowel conditions; oral almitrine withdrawn from EU;...
Obesity is at epidemic proportions and management involves changing attitudes for life.
NICE wants GPs to assess everyone’s activity level; research into diagnostic tests in primary care; and new work...
A clinical review looking at targets and treatment of hyperlipidaemia and the regular monitoring of patients
This case looks at the challenges in detecting and managing dementia early and how to distinguish it from...