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Doctors are harnessing the powerful bond between sports clubs and their supporters to reach people who often have little contact with the NHS. Tim Tonkin reports
‘Big data’ can give new insights into population health and provide doctors with decision-making tools. It can also, if handled badly, lead to catastrophic breaches of privacy and shatter patient trust. Tim Tonkin assesses some of its successes and shortcomings, and how doctors can best navigate the digital future
Patients who consult often and widely, and with ‘medically unexplained’ symptoms, can pose a particular challenge. Keith Cooper reports from a service that tries to help them.
Women doctors can be overlooked and underpaid, patronised or judged on their appearance. A joint conference between the BMA and the Medical Women’s Federation explored efforts to tackle sexism.
Homeless people are attending hospital in ever greater numbers but are discharged back to the streets where they can enter a spiral of decline, readmission and premature death.
Overcrowding and underfunding have left patients and doctors at risk and, as a demanding summer turns into a winter of alarming challenges, how will the NHS cope?
Mags Portman, an internationally renowned consultant, died aged 44. Her husband Martin believes her death was the result of exposure to asbestos, which is found in many NHS buildings.
Cuts to drug and alcohol services have become the norm – so how did doctors and other campaigners manage to win a reprieve?
The Government promises emerging technologies will help solve the public health crisis but, after years of cuts, doctors say it should focus on what is proven to work.
Chuka Nwokolo came to the UK from Nigeria and has become a prominent consultant. He says greater support for overseas-trained doctors will help others share in his success.
Doctors don't feel looked after by the health service to which they devote their lives. A junior doctor refused to watch his colleagues suffer in silence and is offering practical help.
An escape from the moment, and a chance to challenge public perceptions – Peter Blackburn meets the doctors and participants at the Homeless World Cup.
The Government has pledged to tackle serious deficiencies in mental healthcare. The changes are potentially significant, but the details are sketchy and will there be enough staff to deliver it?
Overseas doctors wanting to work in the UK have often faced long delays before they can demonstrate they are safe to practise. A new GMC test centre aims to cut waiting times.
Lies spread through social media have helped demonise one of the safest and most effective interventions in the history of medicine.
For GPs facing a spiralling workload, it is hoped primary care networks in England will help tackle long-standing, systemic problems.
The NHS pensions crisis continues to affect doctors and health services across the UK, leading to rising waiting lists and hefty – unexpected – tax bills for individuals.
When Neil Armstrong’s crew returned to earth, it was flight surgeon Bill Carpentier who looked after them. Fifty years on, he tells us about his weeks quarantined with the moonwalkers.
People with severe mental ill health are being routinely 'warehoused' in locked, private wards hundreds of miles away for want of NHS care closer to home.
A lack of politicians might seem superficially attractive but while the Northern Ireland Assembly has lain dormant, the pressures on doctors have mounted.
If you need a prescription in Shetland, you might just be prescribed the islands themselves.
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