Are doctors leading many of ‘World’s Best Hospitals’ in 2021 by Amanda Goodall and Toby Houston-Sime

We all love to hate rankings. But we also love to use them, whether we are purchasing a hair dryer or health care. Media outlets know this, which is why US news magazine Newsweek launched an annual ranking of the World’s Best Hospitals. Rankings are problematic for many reasons, but mainly because they create perverse […]

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When the cupcakes are not enough. The case for improving delirium awareness through involving all carers by Shibley Rahman

I like cupcakes a lot, but photos of them on Twitter in support of “World Delirium Awareness Day” today will not effect the change we need to see in delirium care. How can this change actually take place?  I believe strongly that organisations should primarily look beyond their immediate organisation, and include family carers in […]

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‘I haven’t a clue what you are talking about’ and other things we need to start saying in healthcare by David Haslam

It certainly made me chuckle. These days, my surgical colleague would have got into all sorts of trouble for writing it, but as a clinic letter from a consultant to a GP it could not have been more to the point. “Dear David”, he wrote, “Lump gone. Pain gone. Patient gone”. Correspondence like that has […]

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