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India launches strategy to curb antimicrobial resistance


India’s health ministry has announced the country’s first plan to curb antimicrobial resistance, including measures to prevent misuse of antibiotics by doctors, consumers, and healthcare...(image)

Five minutes with . . . Jane Sandall


“At King’s we’ve been doing a research programme around safety in maternity care. One of the issues we’ve found is that women’s knowledge of their changing body is invaluable in contributing to safer...(image)

US drug regulators should consider adding adults to SSRI suicide warning, says campaigner


A British doctor who campaigned for the public to be warned about increased suicide risk in young people taking antidepressants has said that US drug regulators should consider including adults in...(image)

NHS managers should face the same regulation as doctors, says Francis


NHS managers should be subject to professional regulation in the same way that doctors are, according to Robert Francis, who led the public inquiry into failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation...(image)

David Oliver: From acute ward to care home—a ȷourney fewer should take?


NHS hospitals increasingly treat, in acute or subacute crisis, our oldest citizens, often those with multimorbidity, frailty, and dementia.12Some are serially readmitted when it’s too challenging to...(image)

Workload pressure would not be a defence against clinical negligence, barrister warns


Judges considering gross negligence manslaughter prosecutions against doctors would not view a lack of NHS resources as a defence against clinical negligence, a barrister who specialises in medical...(image)