07 April 2012 (Vol 344, Issue 7851)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Who are tomorrow’s generalists?

BMJ 2012;344:e2495 (Published 4 April 2012)


This week's News section

US regulator seeks advice on health risks of metal on metal hip implants

BMJ 2012;344:e2460 (Published 30 March 2012)

US board gives green light to publication of bird flu studies it previously blocked

BMJ 2012;344:e2512 (Published 3 April 2012)

UK Biobank opens its data vaults to researchers

BMJ 2012;344:e2459 (Published 30 March 2012)

Half of GPs on clinical commissioning groups have financial links with private providers

BMJ 2012;344:e2431 (Published 29 March 2012)

NHS regulator may not be fit to register GP practices, MPs warn

BMJ 2012;344:e2425 (Published 30 March 2012)

Payments are to rise sixfold for teams that deliver good diabetes care for children

BMJ 2012;344:e2481 (Published 2 April 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e2474 (Published 3 April 2012)

Drug firms may be spending as much as €91m a year on lobbying in Europe

BMJ 2012;344:e2465 (Published 30 March 2012)

Journals question integrity of almost 200 papers by Japanese anaesthetist

BMJ 2012;344:e2490 (Published 2 April 2012)

Collaboration with drug industry won’t affect clinical decisions, says new guide

BMJ 2012;344:e2489 (Published 2 April 2012)

US Supreme Court hears arguments against health reform act

BMJ 2012;344:e2463 (Published 2 April 2012)

Canadian trainees could be accused of “battery” for performing pelvic examinations under anaesthesia, say legal analysts

BMJ 2012;344:e2426 (Published 29 March 2012)

MPs back guidance on assisted suicide in first Commons debate for 40 years

BMJ 2012;344:e2424 (Published 29 March 2012)

Cancer treatment with patients in mind

BMJ 2012;344:e2492 (Published 3 April 2012)


This week's Editorials section

White rice and risk of type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2012;344:e2021 (Published 15 March 2012)

Effect of quadrivalent HPV vaccination on HPV related disease in women treated for cervical or vulvar/vaginal disease

BMJ 2012;344:e1544 (Published 27 March 2012)

Differences in blood pressure between arms

BMJ 2012;344:e2033 (Published 20 March 2012)

Is it time for a new kind of hospital physician?

BMJ 2012;344:e2240 (Published 4 April 2012)

Putting patients first

BMJ 2012;344:e2006 (Published 16 March 2012)

Aspirin and cancer prevention

BMJ 2012;344:e2480 (Published 3 April 2012)


Research - continued


This week's Feature section

Polio eradication: a complex end game

BMJ 2012;344:e2398 (Published 2 April 2012)

Remembering Karen Woo

BMJ 2012;344:e2437 (Published 2 April 2012)


This week's Analysis section

Renaissance of hospital generalists

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


This week's Letters section

The importance of knowing context of hospital episode statistics when reconfiguring the NHS

BMJ 2012;344:e2432 (Published 5 April 2012)

Dr Foster’s correlation oversimplifies complicated and multifactorial problem

BMJ 2012;344:e2430 (Published 2 April 2012)

Use consultants only for critically ill patients at weekends

BMJ 2012;344:e2433 (Published 2 April 2012)

Education, guidance, and equality are needed to address problem of antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes

BMJ 2012;344:e2421 (Published 2 April 2012)

Improve environment to reduce pressure to prescribe antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

BMJ 2012;344:e2450 (Published 2 April 2012)

Pressure to prescribe antipsychotic drugs in learning disability too

BMJ 2012;344:e2455 (Published 2 April 2012)

Interpret metanephrine results in light of clinical indications

BMJ 2012;344:e2456 (Published 2 April 2012)

Do not move player requiring resuscitation on field until return of spontaneous circulation

BMJ 2012;344:e2448 (Published 2 April 2012)

Minimise sedentary behaviour at all ages for healthy ageing

BMJ 2012;344:e2451 (Published 2 April 2012)

Overseas health professionals should lobby their governments

BMJ 2012;344:e2446 (Published 2 April 2012)

Instead of jumping up and down we must propose alternatives

BMJ 2012;344:e2442 (Published 2 April 2012)

Reform is a one way road

BMJ 2012;344:e2439 (Published 2 April 2012)

Private partners have a different ethos from the NHS

BMJ 2012;344:e2438 (Published 2 April 2012)


This week's Observations section

Lansley has pulled off one of the profoundest reforms ever

Nigel Hawkes

BMJ 2012;344:e2429 (Published 4 April 2012)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Medical heresy: ditch the eponyms

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e2503 (Published 4 April 2012)

The late show

James Owen Drife

BMJ 2012;344:e2445 (Published 4 April 2012)

We need female doctors at all levels and in all specialties

Jane Dacre

BMJ 2012;344:e2325 (Published 4 April 2012)

Arrested hydrocephalus and the Round Britain Quiz

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e2406 (Published 4 April 2012)

The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists

Andrew Moscrop

BMJ 2012;344:e2440 (Published 4 April 2012)


This week's Obituaries section

Peter Goodwin

BMJ 2012;344:e2496 (Published 4 April 2012)

John Cleland

BMJ 2012;344:e2058 (Published 15 March 2012)

Mary Ducrow

BMJ 2012;344:e2053 (Published 23 March 2012)

William Malcolm Ferguson

BMJ 2012;344:e1416 (Published 7 March 2012)

Peter J Gormley

BMJ 2012;344:e1440 (Published 15 March 2012)

Robin Evelyn Lawrence

BMJ 2012;344:e1418 (Published 7 March 2012)

Andrew Charles Skarbek

BMJ 2012;344:e1414 (Published 7 March 2012)

Cyril Geoffrey Arthur Thomas

BMJ 2012;344:e1423 (Published 7 March 2012)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

The management of ingrowing toenails

BMJ 2012;344:e2089 (Published 3 April 2012)


This week's Practice section

Guidelines: Improving the experience of care for people using NHS services: summary of NICE guidance

BMJ 2012;344:d6422 (Published 16 March 2012)

A Patient’s Journey: Polymyositis

BMJ 2012;344:e1181 (Published 15 March 2012)


This week's Endgames section

A 43 year old woman with a 40 year history of exertional chest pain

BMJ 2012;344:e628 (Published 2 February 2012)

Anatomy of the female pelvis

BMJ 2011;343:d7823 (Published 5 December 2011)

One way analysis of variance

BMJ 2012;344:e2427 (Published 4 April 2012)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2012;344:e2441 (Published 4 April 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e2443 (Published 4 April 2012)

Research News

This week's Research News section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e2458 (Published 4 April 2012)