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Presentation of the 2017-2018 student research projects
On Thursday 20 September 2017, our MPH students will be presenting their research projects. This will be the last assessment for the 2017-18 course. We have a wide-range of presentations on very topical issues in global health and health policy. The topic o...
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An article published in the British Medical Journal, I discuss the health outcomes achieved by the NHS in the UK and how these compare with other European countries. Health outcomes in the UK have improved substantially since the NHS was established in 1948. The NHS also performs well in many international comparisons on measures such as efficiency, equity, and access.
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Health outcomes in the UK: how do we compare with Europe?
In an article published in the British Medical Journal , I discuss the health outcomes achieved by the NHS in the UK and how these compare with other European countries. Health outcomes in the UK have improved substantially since the NHS was established in ...
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Telling the truth about antibiotics: benefits, harms and moral duty in prescribing for children
In paper published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Therapy , we discuss key issues in applying an evidence-based approach to the prescribing of antibiotics to children. Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat to global health, yet antibiotics are frequ...
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Patients value the quality of care they receive from their over extended access
In recent years, the NHS has invested in 'extended hours' schemes, whereby general practice are encourage to open beyond their contracted hours of 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. In a study published in the British Journal of General Practice , we examined ...
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The F3 year: Why increasing numbers of foundation doctors are deciding against specialty training programmes
In an article published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine , Paul Jewell and I discuss the issue of foundation doctors and specialist training. Only round 43% of junior doctors entered straight into a UK specialty training programme after compl...
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Measle outbreak in England
England is currently experiencing an outbreak of measles,
with around 440 laboratory confirmed cases between January to May 2018. The outbreak
is linked to ongoing outbreaks in Europe. Most cases are unimmunised teenagers
and young adults. Children and youn...
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Who is responsible for the vaccination of migrants in Europe?
An article from Imperial College London published in the Lancet discusses vaccination from migrants in Europe. Ensuring high levels of coverage is a key priority of the European Vaccine Action Plan, whereby all WHO Europe Member States have committed to eli...
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Changing nationwide trends in endoscopic, medical and surgical admissions for inflammatory bowel disease: 2003–2013
Our recent paper in BMJ Open Gastroenterology examines trends in endoscopic, medical and surgical admissions for inflammatory bowel disease in England from 2003–2013. In the last decade, there have been major advances in inflammatory bowel disease managemen...
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Childhood obesity - the importance of early interventions
Health inequalities start very early in life. By the time of school reception year (4-5 years of age), children from the most deprived areas of England are twice as likely to be obese as children from the most affluent areas. This illustrates the importance...
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