The BMJ Today: Watch, read, listen, do

If you watch one thing today . . . 

ward_examinationSee the two video clips embedded in the “Comptetent Novice” paper “A quick ward assessment of older patients by junior doctors,” and see if you agree with the weekend response posted by Birmingham doctor Yousuf Ansari.

If you listen to one thing today . . . 

health_debate copyThe roundtable podcast debate, held after last week’s live health hustings in London, provides an analysis of the four main UK parties’ health policies in the forthcoming general election. Read all our general election coverage at bmj.co/election

If you do one thing today . . . 

It’s your last chance to vote in the latest homepage poll, which asks if healthy people can benefit from health apps. Read the related head to head debate and tune in to the accompanying podcast (you’ll find it embedded at the top of the article) if you need more information to make your mind up.

If you read one editorial today . . . 

Mary S Vaughan Sarrazin and colleagues discuss two linked research papers about the risks of gastrointestinal bleeding among patients taking the novel oral anticoagulants dabigatran and rivaroxaban. Their conclusion? We need better ways to predict which patients are at highest risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, especially during treatment with newer oral anticoagulants.

If you read one feature today . . . 

migrant_boat_wreckage_mediterranean_2015As the victims in the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy are laid to rest in Malta, Sophie Arie finds that those migrants who enter Europe illegally from Africa do receive the healthcare they need. But does it last after the cameras have stopped watching?

If you read one blog post today . . . 

Try mine! I spent an inspiring Friday at the WIRED Health 2015 conference and the live blog I wrote from the event provides a mere snapshot. Will big data deliver personalised medicine and spell the end of the RCT? What can health systems learn from adman Rory Sullivan? Was there a dry eye in the house when amputee Nigel Ackland showed us his bionic hand and told us his story? And might Safepoint be a contender for The BMJ‘s Christmas charity 2015?

David Payne is digital editor and readers’ editor, The BMJ.

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