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Neurology team finalists

Children born with cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland faced a fragmented pattern of care when Claire Lundy was appointed consultant in paediatric neurodisability at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in 2011. “Individually they were probably being treated pretty well, though they were ricocheting between services,” she says. “But there was a real challenge for the more able children. They were seen when quite young but then forgotten about, with their needs unmet.”  
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over 3 years ago
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Staff shortages are putting UK breast cancer screening “at risk,” survey finds

The Royal College of Radiologists has warned of a “looming crisis” in breast cancer screening in the United Kingdom after a workforce survey showed that more than a 10th of consultant breast radiologist posts were unfilled.  
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over 3 years ago
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The weekend effect: now you see it, now you don’t

Those who yearn for a world in which policies are based on a systematic and dispassionate assessment of the evidence can find little encouragement in the ongoing debate about the safety of hospitals at weekends. Almost nothing is clear in this tangled tale. It began when the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, claimed on the BBC Today programme that there were 6000 avoidable deaths each year and a lack of weekend cover by consultants was a key factor.1 Yet the evidence to support this claim was elusive. Sometimes the Department of Health pointed to a 2012 paper on hospital mortality.2 Other times, and contrary to the government’s code of practice on use of statistics, they mentioned a (then) yet to be published paper in The BMJ.3 The problem was that, while both did identify an increase in deaths among those admitted at weekends, neither attributed it to a shortage of medical staff. Both identified numerous possible explanations, including various data artefacts. Indeed, the second paper stated explicitly that “to assume that [these deaths] are avoidable would be rash and misleading.”3  
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over 3 years ago
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The weekend effect: now you see it, now you don’t

Those who yearn for a world in which policies are based on a systematic and dispassionate assessment of the evidence can find little encouragement in the ongoing debate about the safety of hospitals at weekends. Almost nothing is clear in this tangled tale. It began when the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, claimed on the BBC Today programme that there were 6000 avoidable deaths each year and a lack of weekend cover by consultants was a key factor.1 Yet the evidence to support this claim was elusive. Sometimes the Department of Health pointed to a 2012 paper on hospital mortality.2 Other times, and contrary to the government’s code of practice on use of statistics, they mentioned a (then) yet to be published paper in The BMJ.3 The problem was that, while both did identify an increase in deaths among those admitted at weekends, neither attributed it to a shortage of medical staff. Both identified numerous possible explanations, including various data artefacts. Indeed, the second paper stated explicitly that “to assume that [these deaths] are avoidable would be rash and misleading.”3  
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over 3 years ago
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Doctor urges compulsory mediation in patient care rows - BBC News

The NHS could save millions of pounds if families and doctors were offered mediation when they disagreed on a treatment, a leading consultant says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Former medical director faces claims that he failed to act over concerns about doctor

The medical director of an NHS trust repeatedly failed to take action to protect patients from the risk of harm posed by a bungling consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, the General Medical Council has alleged.  
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over 3 years ago
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Five minutes with . . . Scarlett McNally, RCS council member

The consultant orthopaedic surgeon and Royal College of Surgeons council member says that more needs to be done to encourage women into surgery  
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over 3 years ago
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Bart Baggett Official Site

Attorneys and Legal Clients: Want more information about forgery, expert witness, and legal consultations on signatures? Visit this link to learn hiring Mr. Baggett Read about Bart Baggett - Legal Consultant for Handwritten Items.  
bartbaggett.com
over 3 years ago
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Consultants Advising on California’s Aid-in-Dying Law

Just as California's law aid-in-dying law takes effect this week, Lonny Shavelson has added another specialty: a consultant to physicians and terminally ill patients who have questions about how it works.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Attachment theory and John Bowlby | Noel Bell – Psychotherapist in London

John Bowlby (26 February 1907 – 2 September 1990) was a notable British psychologist, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He became a psychoanalyst in 1937 and  during the War he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. With his wife (Ursula Longstaff) he had 4 children. Following the War Bowlby became Director of the Tavistock Clinic in London and in 1950 he became a mental health consultant to the World Health Organization.  
noelbell.net
over 3 years ago
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Recommended CPD Activity: Psychosis, Recognition and Treatment by General Clinicians

NAME OF AUTHOR:Dr.Boladale Mapayi,MBChB, Msc Clin Psych, FWACPsych Snr Lecturer/Consultant Psychiatrist/Clinical Psychologist, Department of Mental Health, Obafemi Awolowo University/Teaching Hospitals Complex,Ile-Ife, Osun State,Nigeria. Proposed number of credits: 2  
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over 3 years ago
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Edward de Bono - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edward de Bono (born 19 May 1933)[1] is a Maltese physician, psychologist, author, inventor and consultant. He originated the term lateral thinking, wrote the book Six Thinking Hats and is a proponent of the teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.[2]  
en.wikipedia.org
about 3 years ago