What went wrong with the quality and safety agenda? An essay by Michael Buist and Sarah Middleton
Indications for and use of inferior vena cava filters in the preoperative phase
Death rate from hip replacement almost halved in eight years
No trust will get foundation status until it has gone through CQC inspection regime, Monitor says
Reducing inequality is crucial to implementing universal health coverage, says WHO report
European regulator is urged to release data on drugs approved in past 10 years
GPs in Hackney win bid to run out of hours service
Testing times for HIV
Gout
Does NHS England have a slow puncture?
Turning a blind eye to alternative medicine education
Michael George Parke Stoker
Doctors should carry out more biopsies on secondary breast cancers, researchers say
John Billingham
Paul Strickland
Anne Szarewski
The challenge of doing less
Smoking status and the effects of antiplatelet drugs
Rabies: beware of the dog
GP is struck off after exposure by television documentary
Cameron announces plan for seven day access to GPs
Syrian doctor who gave medical aid to protesters dies in custody
Association between body mass index and cardiovascular disease mortality in east Asians and south Asians: pooled analysis of prospective data from the Asia Cohort Consortium
Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study
Derek G Dickson
Geoffrey W C Hanks
Maithriya Amarasinghe
Bryan Moore-Smith
Richard Tankard Sears
Jack Leary
Course of bereavement over 8-10 years in first degree relatives and spouses of people who committed suicide: longitudinal community based cohort study
Flying a desk
Healthcare staff must properly introduce themselves to patients
Where's the evidence for NHS health checks?
We should be optimistic about ablation for atrial fibrillation
Holy water and other stories …
Novel use of an inflated surgical glove to support endotracheal apparatus
Cancer charities need access to patient data too
The commodification of patient medical records
Authors’ reply to Ward
Trusting researchers to use open trial registers such as PROSPERO responsibly
HRT risks outweigh benefits for chronic disease prevention, research confirms
The art of deception
Childhood obesity is linked to weight gain during pregnancy, US study finds
The Royal College of General Practitioners replies to the BMJ
Clare Gerada: “It's like the wild west in healthcare”
In brief
Independent contractor model for GPs has had its day, says RCGP chairwoman
Private insurance website is forced to drop advertisement
Effect of financial incentives on incentivised and non-incentivised clinical activities: longitudinal analysis of data from the UK Quality and Outcomes Framework
Racial bias: the college, the council, the authors, the journal
Predicting psychopaths’ violent behaviour is no better than chance, study finds
Most uninsured Americans plan to buy insurance in response to health reform law
Burden of adhesions in abdominal and pelvic surgery: systematic review and met-analysis
Blood pressure lowering and major cardiovascular events in people with and without chronic kidney disease: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
Rural employment scheme is associated with less infant malnutrition, study finds
Thousands of health workers furloughed as US government shuts down
Dr Foster is asked to review surgeons’ performance after 14 year hospital feud
GPs face a £400m “black hole” as a result of cuts over the past three years
Efficacy of anti-inflammatory or antibiotic treatment in patients with non-complicated acute bronchitis and discoloured sputum: randomised placebo controlled trial
Author of race discrimination report claims he was pressured to modify covering letter
Whiplash after motor vehicle crashes
What is a patient preference trial?
Spoof research paper is accepted by 157 journals
Indian Supreme Court halts approval of new clinical trials until regulatory framework is set up
When good care means less pay
High Court quashes tribunal's judgment on police doctor
Are new technologies in infertility treatment always good news?
Radiologist is struck off after failing to spot pathology that “should have been obvious to even a trainee”
Hunt wants to be “most pro-GP health secretary in a generation”