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The State of Medicine – keeping the promise of the NHS

    Here’s the book Here’s a podcast from the BMJ  why the NHS is now Westminster’s chew toy and needs to be liberated from it (Independent) and how calling non evidence based medicine ‘innovation’ will simply waste NHS money and resources (Guardian) Times – GPs who sell their services online   I’m grateful for […]

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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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Receptionists and cancer

public-health-paper-receptionists The media coverage today has been ridiculous. The paper asked people what might happen, not what had happened. experiment: here’s storify from earlier on twitter  

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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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RCGP Council 23/9/16

Things I said: GP Forward View, again raising concerns that there is a lot of non evidenced policy in there. This seems to be pushing ahead despite a lack of evidence to say whether this is safe, effective, or ends up pushing more resources at people who already had more resources and could potentially widen health […]

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RCGP council 23/9/16

Things I said: GP Forward View, again raising concerns that there is a lot of non evidenced policy in there. This seems to be pushing ahead despite a lack of evidence to say whether this is safe, effective, or ends up pushing more resources at people who already had more resources and could potentially widen […]

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