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A track record of delivery that is second to none. These are our stories.

At BMJ, we believe we are helping to create a healthier world by listening and responding to the needs of individual professionals, their institutions, organisations and governments.

  • Peter Ashman
  • Chief Executive Officer, BMJ

Promoting cornea donation

Corneal disease and injury are a major cause of blindness in the UK. Although transplants can restore vision, they are limited due to a cornea shortage. Sarah Mollart was highly commended at The BMJ Awards 2017 for realising that 40-60 corneas could be made available for transplant and sought to rectify the dearth of cornea donations.

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Skin disease is more than skin deep

Having pioneered a new subspecialty within British Dermatology, the team at Royal London Hospital won Gold at The BMJ Awards 2017. They reveal the overwhelmingly positive impact winning has had on their project.

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Removing the fear of lung biopsies

Consultant Chest Radiologist, Sam Hare, spoke to us about collaborating with Cancer Research UK as a result of winning Cancer Team of the Year at the 2016 The BMJ Awards. Sam is now working with the leading charity to develop a best practice tariff on his innovative lung biopsy technique to encourage buy-in from other institutions.

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How BMJ Careers helped Lincolnshire recruit new doctors

BMJ Careers helped the Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee to create Lincolnshire’s own brand and a highly successful recruitment campaign. The aim was to attract applicants to the county who could innovate and diversify with new ways of working with the wider health and social care teams.

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Doctors help parents name babies to improve safety

BMJ published the Quality Improvement Report project that aimed to encourage early naming of infants and updating of medical records.

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Introducing Research to Publication

Planning, undertaking, and finally publishing medical research in a peer-reviewed journal is a challenge for many early career researchers, and especially for those in emerging economies. Trish Groves, Head of Research at BMJ and Editor-in-chief of BMJ Open, talks about BMJ's new online learning programme which teaches the skills necessary for success throughout every stage.

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Creating better care bundles with BMJ

In 2012 The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust wanted to standardise care, create quality patient documentation, and improve patient flow. BMJ helped to achieve this with a localised service, evidence-based clinical guidelines, and the most up-to-date best practice information. Clinical Guidelines Manager Jude Kivlin talks about creating these concise care bundles and the positive changes they have made for both patients and the hospital.

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Cancer imaging research increases curable surgery

Using MRI technology and an intensive tumor classification and assessment system led to more targeted surgical treatments and better outcomes for cancer patients. Professor Gina Brown, MD FRCR at the The Royal Marsden and Imperial College London, speaks about her work on this groundbreaking and award-winning trial study.

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Improving illiterate patients' understanding

Adherence to a hospital discharge medication regime is crucial for successful treatment and to avoid increasing rates of drug resistance.

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Catching up with Dr Dan Magnus: Junior Doctor of the Year 2011

It's been four years since pediatrician and co-founding trustee of the Kenyan Orphan Project (KOP), Dan Magnus won the BMJ Junior Doctor of the Year award. BMJ’s Ingrid Bray caught up with him over an americano in between the lectures he runs at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in High Holborn, London.

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Making It Happen for global women's health

Almost all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, according to the World Health Organization. The Making It Happen programme aims to make positive changes for these mothers and their newborns by training 12,000 healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Dr. Charles Ameh, deputy head of the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, talks about this award-winning programme for international women's health.

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Changing end of life care

Caring for patients at the end of their lives takes skill and sensitivity. It also requires teamwork, training, and an innovative approach. Dr. Andrew Daley talks about providing quality palliative care with the award-winning Last Year of Life Project.

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Advancing patient safety from day one

Each year 70,000 people are admitted to UK hospitals for hip fractures. One in five of them will not make it home. Dominic Inman, chairman of the Hip Quality Improvement Programme and winner of The BMJ Patient Safety Team Award talks about how simple changes across the hospital from day one can make a huge difference to patient outcomes.

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Improved health outcomes in Brazil

BMJ is proud to have partnered with the Brazil Ministry of Health to support its government's key initiatives to promote health and quality of life in Brazil. Between 2012-2015, we provided the BMJ Best Practice clinical decision support tool and the BMJ Learning online modules in Portuguese to clinicians across five states.

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