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A listening ear

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesTue, 24 Dec 2013

Dr Martin Brunet wants the Government to look at evidence and wait for results. So he knows that in this case he should keep quiet. He just wishes that the evidence the Government is listening to would be a little bit quieter too...

Cancer diagnosis - woeful performance, or the reality of general practice?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 9 Dec 2013

The Two Week Rule for cancer referrals may be a commendable target, but sometimes it isn’t always possible - or necessary, says Dr Martin Brunet.

Statins, statins everywhere

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesTue, 26 Nov 2013

After analysing the cost/benefit of the shingles vaccination in his last post, Dr Martin Brunet now turns his attention to statins and NICE guidelines

Shingles vaccination - should it really be a national priority?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 18 Nov 2013

Is the shingles vaccination a good use of NHS resources? Dr Martin Brunet crunches the numbers

Is this an eye-catching headline?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesFri, 1 Nov 2013

Dr Martin Brunet looks at the way the press portrays health news and argues that eye-catching headlines that distort the truth harm both the health professionals they misrepresent - and patients