88 articles published between 13 Feb 2012 and 19 Feb 2012

Editor's Choice

Through historians’ eyes

BMJ 2012;344:e1112 (Published 16 February 2012)



BMA and ambulance service call on government to delay roll out of non-emergency number 111

BMJ 2012;344:e1204 (Published 17 February 2012)

Extraordinary meeting of Royal College of Radiologists calls for withdrawal of health bill

BMJ 2012;344:e1231 (Published 17 February 2012)

Reasons for striking off paediatric gastroenterologist may have been “inadequate,” GMC admits

BMJ 2012;344:e1244 (Published 17 February 2012)

Rising food prices force parents to cut back on food for their already malnourished children

BMJ 2012;344:e1200 (Published 17 February 2012)

Petition against health bill might trigger debate

BMJ 2012;344:e1201 (Published 17 February 2012)

UK medical device regulation is criticised as both cumbersome and inadequate

BMJ 2012;344:e1202 (Published 17 February 2012)

A quarter of physicians rate their hospital’s continuity of care as poor or very poor

BMJ 2012;344:e1129 (Published 16 February 2012)

High quality, low cost healthcare can be provided in US, experts say

BMJ 2012;344:e1190 (Published 16 February 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e1095 (Published 16 February 2012)

Police investigate six deaths at Furness General Hospital

BMJ 2012;344:e1140 (Published 15 February 2012)

Rise in life expectancy is marred by widening inequality gap

BMJ 2012;344:e1141 (Published 15 February 2012)

Peers’ rejection of statutory duty of candour is a missed opportunity, say campaigners

BMJ 2012;344:e1116 (Published 14 February 2012)

Mining industry fights release of study on health effects of diesel exhaust

BMJ 2012;344:e1071 (Published 14 February 2012)

Opt-out scheme is still best way to increase organ donation, says BMA

BMJ 2012;344:e1098 (Published 14 February 2012)

GMC case against Wakefield’s colleague was “superficial,” says appeal

BMJ 2012;344:e1103 (Published 14 February 2012)

UK must not relax rules on animal studies to harmonise with Europe, scientists say

BMJ 2012;344:e1106 (Published 14 February 2012)

Decline in NHS productivity over past decade is branded “a myth”

BMJ 2012;344:e1110 (Published 14 February 2012)

MPs call for Lansley to publish risk register of NHS shake up

BMJ 2012;344:e1062 (Published 13 February 2012)

Charities lobby EU over access to generic drugs

BMJ 2012;344:e1066 (Published 13 February 2012)

Most Australians believe that drug company payments influence doctors’ decisions

BMJ 2012;344:e1076 (Published 13 February 2012)

Bans and labelling helped to reduce Americans’ trans fat levels by 58%

BMJ 2012;344:e1084 (Published 13 February 2012)

US scientists discuss early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

BMJ 2012;344:e1068 (Published 13 February 2012)

US doctors are sometimes economical with the truth, survey shows

BMJ 2012;344:e1069 (Published 13 February 2012)

Short Cuts

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e1021 (Published 16 February 2012)


Assaulting alternative medicine: worthwhile or witch hunt?

Ray Moynihan

BMJ 2012;344:e1075 (Published 15 February 2012)

Atos and changes to disabled people’s benefits

Margaret McCartney

BMJ 2012;344:e1114 (Published 14 February 2012)


A consensus statement on research misconduct in the UK

BMJ 2012;344:e1111 (Published 16 February 2012)

GP led commissioning: time for a cool appraisal

BMJ 2012;344:e980 (Published 16 February 2012)

Hospital service reconfiguration: the battle for hearts and minds

BMJ 2012;344:e953 (Published 16 February 2012)

Renaissance of hospital generalists

BMJ 2012;344:e652 (Published 13 February 2012)

Clinical Review


Views & Reviews

The NHS bill puts profit before patients

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e1082 (Published 15 February 2012)

Bad sanitation and antivaccination

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e903 (Published 15 February 2012)

Churchill: the Struggle for Survival 1940-1965

Matthew Down

BMJ 2012;344:e908 (Published 15 February 2012)

I don’t need my own office

Nadeem Moghal

BMJ 2012;344:e910 (Published 15 February 2012)

Primary care duped: the government’s bill will wreck the NHS

Peter Bailey

BMJ 2012;344:e998 (Published 14 February 2012)


A man with thrombocytopenia

BMJ 2012;344:e826 (Published 16 February 2012)

External and internal validity in clinical trials

BMJ 2012;344:e1004 (Published 16 February 2012)

A man with hypertension and two murmurs

BMJ 2012;344:e956 (Published 15 February 2012)



BMJ 2012;344:e1003 (Published 16 February 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e1006 (Published 16 February 2012)



Syed Hasan

BMJ 2012;344:e1051 (Published 17 February 2012)

Alessandro Liberati

BMJ 2012;344:e1101 (Published 16 February 2012)

Abdul Jabbar Jabbar

BMJ 2012;344:e1035 (Published 14 February 2012)

John Edward MacIver

BMJ 2012;344:e1036 (Published 14 February 2012)

Kantibhai Maganbhai Patel

BMJ 2012;344:e1038 (Published 14 February 2012)

Robert Basil Woodd-Walker

BMJ 2012;344:e1047 (Published 14 February 2012)

George Adam Newsholme

BMJ 2012;344:e1048 (Published 14 February 2012)

Francis Patrick Marsh

BMJ 2012;344:e1052 (Published 14 February 2012)

Peter John James Wren

BMJ 2012;344:e1057 (Published 14 February 2012)

Mushtaq Abdul Rasool

BMJ 2012;344:e1059 (Published 14 February 2012)

John Stevenson Kennedy Stevenson

BMJ 2012;344:e387 (Published 14 February 2012)

Frederick Wilson

BMJ 2012;344:e393 (Published 14 February 2012)

Evelyn Anne Meta Boesen

BMJ 2012;344:e725 (Published 14 February 2012)


Speeding up access to new drugs

BMJ 2012;344:e999 (Published 17 February 2012)

Sunshine at the European regulator

BMJ 2012;344:e976 (Published 15 February 2012)

The future of obesity treatment: what can drugs and surgery offer?

BMJ 2012;344:e1011 (Published 14 February 2012)



Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

BMJ 2012;344:e1159 (Published 15 February 2012)


What about seeding during prostate biopsy?

BMJ 2012;344:e1029 (Published 14 February 2012)

Author’s reply to Stainsby

BMJ 2012;344:e1030 (Published 14 February 2012)

Professional judgment is key in treating hypertension

BMJ 2012;344:e1033 (Published 14 February 2012)

Increasing the frequency of consultant ward rounds reduces hospital bed use

BMJ 2012;344:e1037 (Published 14 February 2012)

Let’s be careful before restricting doctors’ freedom of speech

BMJ 2012;344:e1040 (Published 14 February 2012)

But some things improve with age

BMJ 2012;344:e1043 (Published 14 February 2012)

Intellectual functions may be slower but no worse with age

BMJ 2012;344:e1044 (Published 14 February 2012)

Cognitive decline may be invariable with ageing

BMJ 2012;344:e1045 (Published 14 February 2012)

Authors’ reply to Harwood, McCarthy, and Franke

BMJ 2012;344:e1050 (Published 14 February 2012)

Apply criteria to improve health systems in developing countries

BMJ 2012;344:e546 (Published 14 February 2012)

Tim Bowling and colleagues reply to Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e811 (Published 14 February 2012)