2012 year in review

  2012 was a hugely successful year for BMJ Open. We published four times as many papers as in 2011. Credit for this must go, first and foremost, to the hundreds of reviewers who have given their time to assess manuscripts. We are also grateful that so many authors have chosen to publish with us. […]

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High levels of burnout among UK family doctors, especially in group practice

Levels of burnout in UK general practice are high, suggests a study of general practitioners (GPs) in one area of South East England, published in BMJ Open. Male doctors, those who work in group practices, and those who repeatedly see the same patients seem to be at significantly greater risk, the research shows, prompting the […]

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Exploring open access in higher education

  BMJ Open will be taking part in the The Guardian’s Higher Education Network’s live blog/debate tomorrow on Exploring open access in higher education. Discussion kicks off at noon, BST and will run until 2 pm. There is a large panel, drawn from publishing, academia, industry and policy. The event will ‘consider the various ways in which higher […]

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Data available for BMJ Open article on medical device recalls

Great news! The full data set for the recently published article, ‘Medical-device recalls in the UK and the device-regulation process: retrospective review of safety notices and alerts’ has been deposited by the authors with DryadUK. The data files can be accessed online here: dx.doi.org./10.5061/dryad.585t4 Data set should be cited as: doi:10.5061/dryad.585t4 […]

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Medical device recalls paper prompts concern in parliament and further coverage

The BMJ Open and BMJ articles (see previous post) and the Channel 4 Dispatches episode on the regulation and recall of medical devices has been covered in various newspapers and even prompted a question in Parliament. MPs Paul Flynn and Peter Bottomley tabled Early Day Motion 1819 noting the findings of the research and calling […]

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BMJ Open and BMJ articles on device recalls

Yesterday BMJ Open published ‘Medical-device recalls in the UK and the device-regulation process: retrospective review of safety notices and alerts‘. This paper sits with features, analysis and commentary in the BMJ and the latest edition of Dispatches, ‘The truth about going under the knife’, on Channel 4 (tonight, 16 May, 8 pm). The full list […]

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