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All posts from: June 2013

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…