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Drug prices: a bitter pill

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesTue, 16 Jul 2013

‘It can only be a good thing for NICE to be more involved,’ says Dr Brunet - but he does have some suggestions as to how NICE can improve. Starting with consistent drug prices

A society should be judged by how it cares for those who are most vulnerable

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesWed, 3 Jul 2013

Austerity is the given justification for cuts to benefits and bars on NHS access for migrants, but society has to decide whether that justification is right, argues Dr Martin Brunet

Why is the media so hesitant to discuss the causes of cancer?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 24 Jun 2013

Poor media coverage for a recent Macmillan report leaves Dr Brunet wondering why we still take such a paternalistic attitude towards cancer patients

The Friends and Family Test is unfit for purpose

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesFri, 14 Jun 2013

Six weeks after its launch the Friends and Family Test continues to do patients a disservice through its bizarre scoring system, writes Dr Brunet

Will the chief inspector of general practice be an Ofsted-style ogre?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesThu, 6 Jun 2013

Dr Brunet’s wife is a teacher – and if her reaction to Ofsted inspections is anything to go by, GPs have plenty to fear from their new chief inspector…