Cardiologist who fitted wrong pacemaker and destroyed patient notes is struck off

23-08-2019 – Clare Dyer

A cardiologist has been struck off the UK medical register after he failed to check a patient’s medical notes before surgery, implanted the wrong type of pacemaker, and then destroyed the notes…

NICE rejects cannabidiol for two types of treatment resistant epilepsy in children

23-08-2019 – Stijntje Dijk, Pat Lok

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has rejected cannabidiol for treating two types of severe treatment resistant epilepsy in draft guidelines.12The independent appraisal…

Polio: getting ready for the day after eradication

23-08-2019 – Martina Merten

Ramatu Abdullahi, a Nigerian woman in her mid-40s, starts work at 6 am. Slowly she walks from house to house in Arbamiyya, a small settlement near the city of Kano. The only protection from the…

Risk of antibiotic resistant meningococcal infections in Hajj pilgrims

23-08-2019 – Alimuddin Zumla, Ziad A Memish

On 22 July Public Health England issued an important public health announcement—the unusual occurrence in the UK of three people with non-groupable meningococcal infections connected with recent…

GP is struck off after writing to colleague’s patients claiming she had treated them inappropriately

23-08-2019 – Clare Dyer

A GP has been struck off the UK medical register after writing letters to six of his practice partner’s patients alleging that she had used a contraindicated disinfectant in their vaginas while…

Steps to better understanding resistant behaviours in hospitalised patients with dementia

23-08-2019 – Rob Cook, Tara Lamont, Rosie Martin

The study
Featherstone K, Northcott A, Harden J, et al. Refusal and resistance to care by people living with dementia being cared for within acute hospital wards: an ethnographic study. Health Serv…