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NHS in England is facing unprecedented challenges: a prolonged funding squeeze alongside a changing burden in society’s healthcare needs has put intense pressure on...

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As anyone with any experience in repairing things will tell you “you can’t fix it until you know which bit is broken”. But is the...

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It all started so well. In 1946, the National Health Service Act was published, and on the 5th July 1948, the NHS created. Welcomed,...

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Tracheostomy and Laryngectomies are high-risk procedures in increasingly complex patients, meaning that it is not always clear how they should be managed in emergency...

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MRSA Action UK was founded 10 years ago by a group of people who had life changing experiences or lost a loved one through...

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“I’m in charge, don’t you trust me”! “Checklists? Bah, a waste of time”. Attitudes like this can lead to ‘never events’ in the operating theatre,...

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The apparent simplicity of 3D printing, from art projects to DIY guns, belies its enormous promise in healthcare. 3D printing  –also known as additive manufacturing– historically...

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Why does music have an effect on our perception of pain and help us to overcome the functional restrictions imposed by pain? We recently described...

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Since 2010, drug manufacturers and medical device companies in the US have had to to track and report their relationships with physicians (including any...

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It’s been the plot of many too many films and science fiction stories: the ‘thing’ from the frozen wastes returns to life! (See, for...

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The emergence of Covid-19 has led to unprecedented levels of ICU occupancy and mechanical ventilator use in the UK and worldwide. With non-intensivists often...