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#1John Sandars (Edge Hill University)H-Index: 6
Feedback is essential for learning but, as Womersley and Ripullone point out, the delivery can be problematic.1 The authors say that giving “useful feedback is not complicated, but training is required for everyone to do it well.” The big question is what should this training contain? The delivery of feedback is a two …
#1Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera (University of Bern)H-Index: 10
#2Francesco Sera (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 44
Last.Aleš UrbanH-Index: 10
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Abstract Objective To assess short term mortality risks and excess mortality associated with exposure to ozone in several cities worldwide. Design Two stage time series analysis. Setting 406 cities in 20 countries, with overlapping periods between 1985 and 2015, collected from the database of Multi-City Multi-Country Collaborative Research Network. Population Deaths for all causes or for external causes only registered in each city within the study period. Main outcome measures Daily total morta...
The demand for personal protective equipment such as masks and respirators is 100 times the normal level, and costs have skyrocketed to around 20 times their usual price, the World Health Organization has reported. WHO warned of “severe disruption” in the market for personal protective equipment and said that worldwide stocks were “now insufficient” to meet demand. The warning came from …
The government has announced proposals for existing healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists or pharmacists, to train as doctors in less than five years. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said that now that the UK has left the European Union, people who were already working as healthcare professionals could train to become doctors and nurses more quickly.1 Currently, medical training standards set by the EU mean that doctors have to train for a minimum of five years. Unde...
As emphasised by Li and colleagues, public policies for improving food are important in ensuring a disease-free life.1 The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is shaping the agenda …
#1Karoline Freeman (Warw.: University of Warwick)H-Index: 1
#2Jacqueline Dinnes (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 17
Last.Jonathan J Deeks (University of Birmingham)H-Index: 77
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Abstract Objective To examine the validity and findings of studies that examine the accuracy of algorithm based smartphone applications (“apps”) to assess risk of skin cancer in suspicious skin lesions. Design Systematic review of diagnostic accuracy studies. Data sources Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, CPCI, Zetoc, Science Citation Index, and online trial registers (from database inception to 10 April 2019). Eligibility criteria for selecting studies Stu...
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Well, it may be about to get healthier after scientists discovered how to double the fibre content of white flour. Researchers from the University of Bristol, Rothamsted Research Institute in Hertfordshire, and the John Innes Centre in Norwich genetically screened 150 different wheat varieties from around the world. Not a small task as the wheat genome is much bigger than the human genome—with around 150 000 genes compared with about 25 000 …
#1Jessica Morley (University of Oxford)H-Index: 1
#2Luciano Floridi (University of Oxford)H-Index: 45
Last.Ben Goldacre (University of Oxford)H-Index: 24
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The UK government has declared that the incidence or transmission of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV constitutes a serious and imminent threat to public health. The announcement means that England’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, can enact regulations to ensure that the public is “protected as far as possible from the transmission of the virus.” This includes designating Arrowe Park Hospital, Merseyside, and the Kents Hill Park hotel and conference centre, Milton Keynes, as isolation facilities...
The BMA has accepted a package of changes to the GP contract for 2020-21, which includes scaled back requirements for primary care networks (PCNs) and funding to attract GPs into partnerships. The announcement comes after the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee (GPC) rejected a proposed updated contract from NHS England in January and condemned the work that primary care networks (PCNs) are expected to deliver over the next four years.1 As part of the newly accepted contract, draft service spe...
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