Inside Health 25/7/16

ACTIVE trial  Press release from Alzheimers’ Society Brain training found to reduce dementia risk over a 10 year period New research has shown a scientifically tailored computer brain training program can reduce the number of cases of cognitive decline and dementia over a decade by a third. The research was presented today (Sunday 24 July) […]

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Care data – Inside Health 12/7/16

Caldicott eview of care data UK differences – BMJ ICO anonymisation/pseudoanonymisation Data sharing rules broken    identifiable data http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/your-practice/practice-topics/it/revealed-independent-experts-overseeing-caredata-have-approved-31-releases-of-identifiable-patient-data-since-april/20005572.fullarticle Pharmacy FU Dean street clinic note the NHS is fined more for an accident, the commercial sector fined less for a deliberate profit making sale of data    

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Multimorbidity – Inside Health 5/7/16

Lancet 2012 on multimorbidity http:/http://www.thelancet.com/cms/attachment/2009245825/2032056163/gr1.jpg Guidelines and multi morbidity = BMJ Guidelines and drug interactions  Burdens of treatment  the work done by patients when doctors stick to guidelines Polypharmacy aids  for deprescribing Drug Drug interactions 

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RCGP council 18/6/16 – what I said

GP Forward view. Many of the points are not evidence based – esp access, e.g. text message consultations – we may end up doing more with little benefit to patients and actually creating more work for ourselves. The ForwardView recommends touch typing and speed reading to release time to care – move upstream – needs […]

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Edinburgh in August

Come to Edinburgh! Not something a Glaswegian says very often, but…. My next (and last book about health) will be out around October: The State of Medicine – keeping the promise of the NHS. I’ve been doing a lot of reading, writing and thinking about why the NHS is in such a mess: how we […]

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Inside Health 29/3/16

HEALTH CHECKS the NHS Health Check programme is being implemented in the absence of direct randomised controlled trial evidence to guide it – Public Health England BJGP editorial http://bjgp.org/content/64/627/493 BMJ OPEN January 16 http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/1/e008840.full BMJ review of public health policy http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d7310 Inter99 – A community based, individually tailored intervention programme with screening for risk of ischaemic […]

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Inside Health 21/3/16 sugar

    Mexico 1 year later http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.h6704 2013 meta analysis http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1072 20% tax modelling in UK http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f6189 the role of ‘signalling’ http://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.h6904 Mexico changes products http://www.euromonitor.com/soft-drinks-in-mexico/report head to head in BMJ including re Denmark http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4047 background http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/HoC-Health-follow-up-info-Feb-2015-financial-final.pdf St Helena http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Budget-Speech-2014-15-21-March-2014.pdf St Helena shows UK the way with fizzy drinks tax

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