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Just because we're not at the top of a league table it doesn't mean it's time to relegate us

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesWed, 20 Mar 2013

Why does Jeremy Hunt believe it’s fair to accuse the UK of ‘lagging behind’ other countries in terms of health?

Dementia DES critics are not 'the usual suspects' of health campaigns

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesMon, 4 Mar 2013

Jeremy Hunt has accused GPs of nihilism and naivety over dementia care - but Dr Martin Brunet’s not convinced the health secretary has patients’ best interests at heart.

Whisper it: UK cancer care is better than we think

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesThu, 28 Feb 2013

The public health campaign about the stiff upper lip overlooks the fact that UK cancer care is already streets ahead of international neighbours, writes Dr Martin Brunet

'Book prescriptions' won't work without guided support from GPs

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesThu, 28 Feb 2013

Dr Martin Brunet asks that many GPs were already offering ‘book prescriptions’, and argues that the campaign still lacks the practical detail it needs to take off

Who will be accountable for the media storm over the Liverpool Care Pathway?

Posted by: beyondtheheadlinesWed, 27 Feb 2013

Reports in the media about ‘death lists’ could have a catastrophic impact on end-of-life care, writes Dr Martin Brunet, and any damage to the doctor-patient relationship must be accounted for