Judy Shakespeare
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Publications 11
#1Claire Wilson ('KCL': King's College London)H-Index: 4
#2Emily Finch (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust)H-Index: 19
Last. Judy ShakespeareH-Index: 4
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### What you need to know ### Case scenario A 30 year old primiparous woman is delighted to find herself pregnant and comes to your surgery for confirmation of the pregnancy. You discover that she is smoking 20 cigarettes a day, and she is worried that she went to a friend’s wedding around the time of conception and drank so much that she couldn’t remember what had happened until the next day. She also reports occasional recreational use of cannabis. #### Next steps Advise her of the risks of sm...
#1Judy ShakespeareH-Index: 4
#1Judy ShakespeareH-Index: 1
Last. Judith Stephenson (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 47
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Jakes and colleagues’ paper on the maternal six week postnatal check is timely but anachronistic.1 Although not stated, this is aimed at general practitioners. A letter to the Guardian from four royal colleges2 and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ publication Better for Women also emphasise the need to improve care at this check.3 This is against a background of lack of …
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#1Debra Bick (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 28
#2Elizabeth DuffH-Index: 2
Last. Judy Shakespeare (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 4
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After house jobs, Norman Philip Watson enlisted in the Royal Air Force, where he researched the hearing effects of gun noise. He met his future wife, Joan, …
I have received more than 30 supportive comments on my article about the death of my father.1 Many people were not surprised by my experiences and described their own sad stories. This suggests that poor basic care for older patients is endemic within the NHS, with mid-Staffs just a scapegoat for a widespread institutional malaise. Food, water, cleanliness, and simple …
This is the story of how my father died in a modern British hospital. In late March 2012 he organised his own 90th birthday party, where he stood and delivered an articulate and funny after dinner speech. He was a retired anaesthetist living alone and independently in a small village in the north of England. By the beginning of May he was dead, having sustained a fractured femur in hospital (not Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust). He had significant comorbidities, including critical aortic ...
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John “Derrick” Holdsworth served in Africa in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1945 to 1947. He worked as a general practitioner in Mirfield in 1949-56 and then qualified in anaesthetics and moved to Gateshead …
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#1Ann TaketH-Index: 25
#2Jo NurseH-Index: 3
Last. Gene FederH-Index: 56
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The stigma surrounding domestic violence means that many of those affected are reluctant or do not know how to get help. A systematic review of screening for domestic violence in healthcare settings concluded that although there was insufficient evidence to recommend screening programmes, health services should aim to identify and support women experiencing domestic violence.1 The review highlighted the importance of education and training of clinicians in promoting disclosure of abuse and appro...
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The parents of an only child, aged 13 months, are worried about media reports that the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine causes autism. Their son is due for his vaccination and his cousin has an egg allergy.
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