New South Wales mounts “patient based care” challenge
Decision aids that really promote shared decision making: the pace quickens
Patients and staff as codesigners of healthcare services
Seeing things from the patients' view: what will it take?
The patient is the most important member of the team
US experience with doctors and patients sharing clinical notes
Patient reported outcome measures in practice
From patient centred to people powered: autonomy on the rise
Commentary: Swedish initiative on person centred care
Delivering person centred care in long term conditions
Sugar's web of influence 2: Biasing the science
Sugar's web of influence 3: Why the responsibility deal is a “dead duck” for sugar reduction
Sugar's web of influence 4: Mars and company: sweet heroes or villains?
Patient communities reform healthcare in India
Sugar: spinning a web of influence
Patient commentary: What I need to self manage my care
Commentary: Supporting patient independence in long term haemodialysis
Patient commentary: social media provides patients with support, information, and friendship
Commentary: UK general practice moves to open notes to patients
Commentary: Becoming a person centred practice
Commentary: Opening access to the medical record calls for other reforms
Commentary: we need to be better prepared for a technological future
The blackboard anatomist
Commentary: Sweden rolls out online access to medical records and is developing new e-health services to enable people to manage their care
Commentary: Frameworks for long term conditions must take account of needs of frail older people
All cause mortality and the case for age specific alcohol consumption guidelines: pooled analyses of up to 10 population based cohorts
Alcohol's evaporating health benefits
BMJ roundtable debate: How can we get better at providing patient centred care?
Outcome after resuscitation beyond 30 minutes in drowned children with cardiac arrest and hypothermia: Dutch nationwide retrospective cohort study
A neonate with a rash
Time to deliver patient centred care
Management of chronic pain in older adults
Resuscitating drowned children
Commentary: Measuring what matters: the case for patient generated PROMS
Are some diets “mass murder”? Evidence in support of the Mediterranean diet is strong
Are some diets “mass murder”? Mediterranean diet is not to blame for increased carbohydrate intake
NICE replies to claim that its guidance on place of birth falls short of neutrality
Are some diets “mass murder”? Dietary guidelines worldwide advise limiting saturated fat in favour of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
Integrated primary care for patients with mental and physical multimorbidity: cluster randomised controlled trial of collaborative care for patients with depression comorbid with diabetes or cardiovascular disease
Everyone should take their pills and shut up and other stories …
Joint pain in hereditary multiple exostoses
Crashes involving young drivers
Guantanamo force feeding trial: the US is wrong to medicalize hunger striking
Can patients use test results effectively if they have direct access?
Celia Ingham Clark: Enthusiastic, determined, organised
Support doctors who lead change programmes
Too much technology
Predatory journals are only part of the problem
Reputable publishers and transparency about profits
Authors' reply to editorial linked to their umbrella review of meta-analyses of observational studies on type 2 diabetes and cancer
Authors' reply to Rayter
In defence of one step nucleic acid amplification for intraoperative assessment of axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer
Avoiding premature death in epilepsy
Deworming programme in India sparks controversy
Elephants and scapegoats in the pressures on emergency departments
COPD care has improved but could still be better, audit finds
Research misconduct found by FDA inspections of clinical trials is rarely reported in journal studies
Blood pressure targets for type 2 diabetes should be lower, say researchers
Cardiologist is investigated for charging Medicare $18m in one year
Health services outsourced to private sector increased from £6.9bn to £12.2bn in three years to 2013
In brief
Gulp and think of your waistline
US panel proposes new name and diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome
National academies call for investment in scientific research to be almost doubled to 3% of GDP
Commentary: Sweet policies
Investigating sepsis with biomarkers
Italy's austerity measures have led to delays in allocating research funds
Review rejects claim of higher hospital death rates in England than in US
We still lack patient centered visitation in intensive care units
Big food, big pharma: is science for sale?
Patient commentary: Direct access would beat receiving test results with the receptionist's interpretation
UK spending on health doubled in past 20 years
Patients are still bewildered by NHS complaints system, say experts
Suicide in doctors while under fitness to practise investigation
Margaret McCartney: Female genital mutilation: a wise doctor and a foolish prosecution
Francis report recommends a whistleblowing guardian in every NHS organisation
Short term use of HRT increases risk of ovarian cancer, analysis finds
San Francisco train commuters may have been exposed to measles
The challenge of overdiagnosis begins with its definition
New BMA campaign calls on politicians to stop using NHS to score points
US panel proposes new name and diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome