Individual funding requests – Inside Health 17/1/17

http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6856   http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.d3279?hwoasp=authn%3A1484558930%3A4130220%3A1366167283%3A0%3A0%3AhBoXX8On0w%2BLtDdaVnqpWA%3D%3D http://medicalethicist.net/documents/Bariatric%20surgery%20BMJ.pdfhttps://www.themdu.com/guidance-and-advice/latest-updates-and-advice/referral-management-centres-faqs http://www.cochrane.org/CD005471/EPOC_are-there-effective-methods-to-improve-the-process-of-referring-patients-to-specialised-care http://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.i6856 http://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEL2011_27.pdf http://www.nospg.nhsscotland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/37-09_Psychological_assessmwent_exceptional_aesthetic_referrals.pdf  

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Water births- Inside Health 10/1/17

First recorded water birth (unintentional) Michel Odent Lancet paper  case series of harm via water births  NICE Cochrane review  RCM Guidelines  Select committee health 2003  1999 audit of water birth  1992 Winterton, N, House of Commons Health Committee, Second Report – Maternity Services. 23 February 1992, ISBN 0 10 283092 4 CQC link via Which? single […]

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Book launch – 27th October

The State of Medicine – keeping the promise of the NHS I am furious, sad and scared for the state of the NHS…. The NHS is ‘the closest thing the UK has to a national religion’. No wonder: it has worked secular miracles. Before the NHS, sick children could not see a doctor before a […]

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Inside Health 11/10/16

Testosterone https://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/NG23 http://www.sart.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/News_and_Publications/Journals_and_Newsletters/Menopausal_Medicine/2012/MenMed_0512.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3474615/ http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa0707302#t=article

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Facts and notes: Jeremy Hunt, 4/10/16

Conservative party speech.    I’m not going to check every sentence. I’m going to examine the bigger claims that I am concerned about. “But the truth is that for many years we have had the lowest cancer survival rates in Western Europe.” The most recent EUROCARE study published in 2015 examines the cohort of patients […]

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