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Beyond the Headlines

Why patients are not like badgers

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesTue, 22 Oct 2013

Dr Martin Brunet has noticed some similarities between the recent badger cull and the Government’s targets for dementia diagnosis

The joy of the irrational

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 14 Oct 2013

Dr Martin Brunet considers the importance of tending to your patients’ expectations in a consultation, as well as their symptoms

Just another health story

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesWed, 2 Oct 2013

It's easy to spot patterns in health news stories. However, patients don't conform to formulas, says Dr Martin Brunet, so neither should the solutions designed to help them

The 'reasonable GP' test

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesFri, 27 Sep 2013

Too many non-experts (and non-GPs) are making decisions that affect general practice, says Dr Martin Brunet. So what we need is an ‘expert’ way to test guidelines before they are rolled out

Cancer results cannot be measured in the same way as goals in football

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesWed, 18 Sep 2013

It’s not a simple as winners vs losers when it comes to measuring patient experience of cancer treatment, says Dr Martin Brunet