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Vaccinating our kids against Covid

COVID-19 has affected us all in different ways over the past two years. For most of us, our lives have looked completely different to how they were before 2020 and how we expected them to be. In the spring of 2020, when deaths from or […]

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Vaccine Mandates: A defining justice issue for our professions?

“I’ve worked for two years throughout this pandemic…with inadequate PPE…overtime…seeing many die in front of me. And now I’m going to lose my job”. This is just one story of many I have heard from colleagues who stand to lose their jobs when the government’s […]

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U.S. surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient

So ran the headline of an article in Reuters’ ‘Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals’ category late last month. It was accompanied by a video in which the surgeon who carried out the transplant curiously remarked that the significance of this operation ‘could not be understated’ (sic). Well, […]

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Who’s the boss? Vaccinating our children

‘You do it all then – you’re the boss’, said the dad to his ten-year-old daughter, as they struggled to don her swimming hat. Yesterday marked week four of swimming lessons for one of my children; it was also the day the UK government recommended […]

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Has the RCP’s reluctance to issue guidance on fMRI scans for coma patients become indefensible?

In March 2020, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in the UK published national guidelines on the management of patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC). Those guidelines updated their 2013 guidance, ‘particularly in relation to recent developments in assessment and management, and … changes […]