Monthly Archives: February 2012

The need for NHS reform


Don’t just take my word for it – this is what the OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) thinks of the NHS. OECD Health Data 2011 released on 30 June 2011, offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on … Continue reading

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Coffee raises miscarriage risk


Scientists find stronger evidence that caffeine ups miscarriage risk – even when consumed in moderation It’s official, caffeine and pregnancy don’t mix – limit intake to less than four coffees a day, or risk a miscarriage. Pregnant women are being … Continue reading

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Read this – and prepare to fight for your NHS – Telegraph


Read this – and prepare to fight for your NHS – Telegraph.

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Medical Interview Preparation


In recent years there has been increasing publicity about errors and malpractice of doctors, both hospital doctors and general practitioners (GPs). Although the medical profession in the UK is usually self- regulated, there have been fears that unless the GMC responds to growing public … Continue reading

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THE CONTEXT: PATENTS, PRICES AND PATIENTS


Recently, a fierce debate involving patents and pharmaceutical prices in light of access to essential medicines has been widely reported by the media. This issue has become associated with India, often dubbed as ‘the pharmacy of the world’. This is … Continue reading

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