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Osler’s valediction: how might physicians contribute to the effort to postpone human extinction?

February 27, 2024

Professionalism in 2024: today’s doctors shouldn’t be held to outdated ideas

February 27, 2024

Scalpels and spotlights: bringing theatre to the theatre

February 26, 2024

Changes to the UK foundation programme add further challenges for doctors pursuing clinical academic careers

February 23, 2024

The new pandemic treaty: Are we in safer hands? Probably not

February 22, 2024

Northern Ireland: Political ambition is needed to save health care

February 22, 2024

RSV vaccination roll-outs and electronic nicotine delivery systems

February 22, 2024

The revised International Code of Medical Ethics unites doctors under one global medical ethos

February 21, 2024

Smoking and lung cancer—70 long years on

February 20, 2024

Scarlett McNally: Boosting swimming for health and joy

February 20, 2024

Helen Salisbury: Tales of the unexpected

February 20, 2024

Building harm reduction into global health security and pandemic prevention

February 20, 2024

The doctor will tell you a story now

February 20, 2024

When I use a word . . . Medical blue plaques in London

February 16, 2024

Restructuring of the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities is a further step in the wrong direction for tackling health inequalities

February 16, 2024

The expansion of physician associates in primary care risks alienating an already ailing GP workforce

February 15, 2024

Measles: increasing vaccine uptake is vital in preventing outbreaks

February 15, 2024

Ann Robinson’s research reviews—15 February 2024

February 15, 2024

Organising childcare is a problematic reality for doctors in training

February 15, 2024

Will the pandemic treaty make it over the line?

February 15, 2024

As a solo parent and a doctor, I know firsthand the challenge of balancing childcare and career

February 14, 2024

Vaginal oestrogen is a treatment on the rise, but is it safe?

February 14, 2024

John Launer: Putting on a performance

February 14, 2024

New tobacco and vaping legislation will go a long way to protect children’s health

February 14, 2024

Advocating action against the climate crisis: the role of the health professional

February 14, 2024

The health costs of political failure

February 13, 2024

“It’s your job to die, Grandad”

February 13, 2024

Helen Salisbury: Levelling down general practice

February 13, 2024

Is the US prepared for the next pandemic? No, but it could be

February 12, 2024

The climate emergency is a matter of reproductive justice

February 12, 2024

When I use a word . . . Medicines regulation—diethylene glycol

February 9, 2024

Chatting with the King about cancer

February 8, 2024

Vapes for smoking cessation and the antiseptic properties of iodine and chlorhexidine

February 8, 2024

Where is the PrEP for migrants?

February 7, 2024

Scarlett McNally: We need to talk money to retain our NHS

February 7, 2024

David Oliver: Short term health policy decisions have long term risks that we should anticipate and mitigate

February 7, 2024

Child malnutrition is a devastating consequence of the conflict in Sudan

February 6, 2024

A television drama examines illegal assisted suicide and raises questions about legalisation

February 6, 2024

Assisted dying framed as true love

February 6, 2024

Helen Salisbury: Pharmacy First and the new GP contract offer

February 6, 2024

Rammya Mathew: Prescribing isn’t a single act—getting it right requires time and effort

February 6, 2024

After covid-19: the case for optimism for US leadership in global health

February 5, 2024

The health community must build on commitments from COP28 to deliver healthy outcomes for all

February 2, 2024

When I use a word . . . Medical hypercorrection

February 2, 2024

Peer review of funding applications for health research in ethnic minority groups must improve

February 2, 2024

Breast implant illness: we must counter misinformation around this mysterious condition

February 1, 2024

Tom Nolan’s research reviews—1 February 2024

February 1, 2024

Aftercare for patients under the Mental Health Act should be based on need, not compliance

January 31, 2024

David Oliver: Work wellness programmes aren’t the key to improving NHS morale or retention

January 31, 2024

John Launer: How I walked around Wales with “heart failure”

January 31, 2024

Time to turn the oil and gas taps off, not on

January 30, 2024

The best version of you—says who?

January 30, 2024

Helen Salisbury: Keeping patients out of hospital

January 30, 2024

Why medical students should learn about prison health

January 30, 2024

Journals need to provide better guidance for victims of plagiarism

January 29, 2024

Reform will have to do more of the heavy lifting than investment under a future Labour government

January 26, 2024

When I use a word . . . Diphthongs and digraphs

January 26, 2024

Ann Robinson’s research reviews—25 January 2024

January 25, 2024

IMF austerity policies are strangling healthcare systems in the Global South

January 25, 2024

Essential workers during covid-19: how quickly we forget

January 25, 2024

David Oliver: Social media’s false polarisation is no good for balanced NHS discussion

January 24, 2024

Helen Salisbury: Primary care networks in a tangle

January 23, 2024

Without progressive reforms, the future of Chile’s healthcare system remains bleak

January 23, 2024

We must let the research question drive study methods

January 23, 2024

Matt Morgan: Do we still really need doctors?

January 23, 2024

Scarlett McNally: Preventing obesity is different from curing it—and more urgent

January 23, 2024

From shame to solidarity: how we can reverse harmful narratives on periods

January 22, 2024

Strike escalation and seasonal pressures create perfect storm for the NHS

January 22, 2024

Reforming the WHO regional director elections: an opportunity to restore trust

January 22, 2024

COP28: the Health Day was a call to action from the health community worldwide

January 19, 2024

The Marmot NHS Trust approach could help NHS organisations tackle health inequalities

January 19, 2024

When I use a word . . . Lexicographic anniversaries in 2024—anaemia

January 19, 2024

Disarmament is vital for climate justice and health

January 19, 2024

Why it makes more sense to wish people a Stoical rather than a Happy New Year

January 18, 2024

We must consider ageing and frailty when sharing decision making in intensive care

January 18, 2024

Tom Nolan’s research reviews—18 January 2024

January 18, 2024

Cultivating curiosity about our patients can make all the difference to their care

January 17, 2024

Partha Kar: We’ve failed our Generation Next of doctors

January 17, 2024

Helen Salisbury: New doesn’t mean better

January 16, 2024

Curriculum committees are a chance for medical students to drive educational change

January 16, 2024

John Launer: Letting patients’ stories breathe

January 16, 2024

Centring health workers and communities is key to building vaccine confidence online

January 16, 2024

Generative artificial intelligence can have a role in combating vaccine hesitancy

January 16, 2024

The next government must put health at the heart of all policies

January 15, 2024

We know what we need to do to improve health and reduce inequalities, now we need politicians to act

January 15, 2024

When I use a word . . . Lexicographic anniversaries in 2024

January 12, 2024

Stemming the tide: the challenges that must be overcome to reverse the great resignation of healthcare staff

January 12, 2024

An expanded workforce is needed to strengthen rehabilitation in health systems

January 11, 2024

Tom Nolan’s research reviews—11 January 2024

January 11, 2024

Financial conflicts of interest in the DSM—a persistent problem

January 11, 2024

Increased NHS outsourcing to the private sector must be balanced with trainee needs

January 10, 2024

Scarlett McNally: My trust has shown how doctors’ assistants can support clinicians

January 10, 2024

Code sharing and artificial intelligence can help decolonise public health modelling

January 9, 2024

Helen Salisbury: Other presences in the consulting room

January 9, 2024

Rammya Mathew: We risk creating a lost tribe of GPs

January 9, 2024

When I use a word . . . Medical anniversaries in 2024

January 8, 2024

How we can solve the crisis in UK gambling policy

January 4, 2024

The winter forecast for urgent care in the NHS remains bleak

January 3, 2024

The greying rainbow: We need inclusive care for older LGBTQ+ people

January 3, 2024

Eliminating cervical cancer as a global health problem requires equitable action

December 22, 2023
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