CCHSR researchers publish a new scale to evaluate the communication quality of consultations – read more for full details
According to a report in today’s Guardian (Monday 3rd March), smoking breaks at work “cost British businesses £8.4bn a year”, or £1815 per smoking employee. But compared with what, and would we really see that much of a boost to the economy if smoking were eliminated? Ed Wilson takes a closer look at the figures.
This week we had the unusual sight of an English Secretary of State for Health going over to France to get ideas about how to run our health services. It was all about dementia, and apparently the French are much better about diagnosing dementia than we are (perhaps because they have more neurologists). However, the …read more
Today we welcome guest blogger Stuart Keeble, who completed his MPhil in Public Health in our Department in 2013, who relates the story behind his recent paper with CCHSR colleagues. Read more…
Well well well, it’s celebrations here at CCHSR at this momentous achievement…
Not as many links to Mumsnet this time, but just in case of interest here are some places where prescribing information or data sets for individuals, GP practices or countries can be found. INDIVIDUALS Prescribing for individuals can be purchased from commercial primary care data bases (expensive ++): QResearch http://www.qresearch.org/SitePages/Home.aspx Thin http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pcph/research-groups-themes/thin-pub/database CPRD http://www.cprd.com/intro.asp The …read more
“Madingley“, as the shorthand goes, is just such a nice conference. Officially the “Society for Academic Primary Care London and South East Regional Conference”, held at Madingley Hall just outside Cambridge, it brings together primary care types predominantly from London and East Anglia universities for a bit of R&R and a smattering of work. This …read more
Hypertension is a huge public health problem, and contributes significantly to the development of cardiovascular disease. The mainstays of treatment are lifestyle measures and a range of common pharmacological agents such as ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and diuretics. The general approach to managing hypertension is, the lower the blood pressure, the better. However, a …read more
There is an unprecedented amount of publicly reported data about what patients think of their care experience in different NHS hospitals. But not uncommonly information on hospital performance in respect of patient experience fails to influence the behaviour of clinicians and managers responsible for improving care delivery.
So this week I have been reading the internet (and, for any of my bosses reading this, please note also working). I liked Nigel Praities (@nigelpraities) in Pulse yesterday who highlighted the news about a proposal that the NHS ring fenced budget be removed, that female doctors are considered a burden to the NHS and …read more
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