Tag Archives: Conflicts of Interests

Conflicts of Interest at NICE? (BBC News)

Summary Doctors and researchers have written to MPs on the Health Select Committee, expressing concern about potential conflicts of interest at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) regarding medicines recommendations. This debate appears to have arisen, in particular, … Continue reading

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Doctors’ Online Resource: Better Care for Older People (General Medical Council)

Summary A new online resource, developed by the General Medical Council (GMC) working with the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK, has been designed to support doctors with day-to-day care of older patients. It provides several video interviews plus practical … Continue reading

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Screening to Identify People at Risk of Dementia (JRCPE)

Summary This article in the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh presents a balanced account of both sides of the argument with regards to whether screening for dementia might be beneficial, and concerning the recent controversy on … Continue reading

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The Dementia Case-Finding Debate Continues (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary Fewer than half of the estimated 670,000 people with dementia typically receive a formal diagnosis, and the government has the well-intentioned aspiration to increase dementia diagnosis rates in England to two-thirds by 2015. A GP writing in the British … Continue reading

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Potential Conflicts of Interest Among CCGs / GP Commissioners (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary An investigation reported in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests that more than one-third of GPs on the boards of new NHS commissioning groups in England could have potential conflicts of interest. According to the BMJ, 426 (36%) of the 1,179 GPs it investigated in … Continue reading

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Respect and Compassion Central to New Standards for NHS Leaders (Department of Health)

Summary Department of Health standards, from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, and drawn-up for the guidance of members of NHS boards and governing bodies in England, place a renewed emphasis on the importance of respect, compassion … Continue reading

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