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The triumph of data over reason

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 9 Sep 2013

With the appointment of a new Chief Inspector of General Practice, Dr Martin Brunet wonders if yet another change to the NHS will improve patient care as much as simply listening to patients

Pay for the privilege of training GPs? Practices will vote with their feet

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesTue, 20 Aug 2013

Asking training practices to pay for their trainees doesn’t add up, says Dr Martin Brunet

Dementia - new data, old rhetoric?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesWed, 14 Aug 2013

Dr Martin Brunet looks at a recent dementia study and finds that rather than getting the coverage it deserved, it seems to be the story the press forgot

How much harm can 'zero harm' do?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesThu, 8 Aug 2013

Dr Martin Brunet takes a look at the Berwick Report released this week and asks if ‘zero harm’ is a concept we can realistically hope to achieve

The holiday of a lifetime

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 5 Aug 2013

Dr Martin Brunet imagines a dystopian future under Jeremy Hunt’s ‘health tourism’ reforms