July 10, 2020
What turned out to be my last business trip just before the COVID-19 pandemic took off, was actually one of the most profound in my 30+ years of..
November 25, 2015
Fever (also known as pyrexia, high temperature or high fever) is a normal body response to a variety of conditions, the most common being infection,..
September 16, 2015
Within the medical industry, a staggering 30-40% of all malpractice claims come down to a misdiagnosis. Why do people get it wrong? Because they’re..
August 19, 2015
There are between 6,000 and 8,000 known rare diseases - defined as a disease affecting less than 5 in 10,000 people - and every week more are being..
July 29, 2015
What is Narcolepsy? Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder defined as recurrent attacks of daytime sleepiness. It is a chronic neurological condition caused..
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 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..
October 23, 2014
NHS England today 23rd October 2014 has published its 5 Year Forward Report which shows the NHS is at a cross road and needs to change and improve..
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..
June 19, 2013
We are often asked by clinicians whether they would be better or worse off in a malpractice case if there was a record in the medical notes of their..
June 10, 2013
“Old GP” is an actual GP based in North America who is close to retirement. He has a keen interest in strange presentations of diagnoses and a wealth..
April 17, 2013
The Isabel project was inspired after my own daughter’s near fatal misdiagnosis in 1999. Last week I experienced my own misdiagnosis. Although far..