May 20, 2015
The UK version of the US Choosing Wisely campaign was launched this week. The aim of the campaign is to reduce wasteful medical practices. The..
May 13, 2015
Diagnosis is the first and most important decision made about a patient - it determines all subsequent treatment and determines the course of each..
May 6, 2015
If you’re a fan of the Royals, you probably spent your weekend glued to the live feeds of #RoyalBabyWatch waiting for the announcement that royal..
April 22, 2015
Two interesting stories appeared in the press recently covering very different approaches to medical diagnosis. The first is a targeted approach and..
April 15, 2015
Hay fever season is upon us, and if you suffer from this seasonal allergy, soon, if you’re not already, you’ll be sneezing every minute and wanting..
April 8, 2015
Yesterday marked this year’s World Health Day, meaning the World Health Organization (WHO) select a subject of growing concern surrounding global..
April 1, 2015
Implementing any new system or protocol into a large and busy environment such as a hospital can be daunting, and it can often seem like there are..
January 16, 2015
In the space of just two weeks, a paper has appeared and a new UK government task force has been launched which both point to the important role that..
February 24, 2014
There is increasing coverage and discussion in the press about the empowered consumer and all the tools that are now available for people to use to..
November 19, 2013
The Wall Street Journal ran a special report on healthcare this week and included two great articles that both referred to the Isabel diagnosis..
November 8, 2013
A study entitled ‘The Ecology of Medical Care Revisited’ from the NEJM of June 2001 graphically shows how important it is to try and guide and..
October 7, 2013
Perhaps a controversial headline but a study recently appeared in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) ‘Physicians' diagnostic..