16 June 2012 (Vol 344, Issue 7861)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Empathy or imperturbability?

BMJ 2012;344:e4118 (Published 13 June 2012)


This week's News section

Intervention to prevent transmission of mitochondrial disorders should be allowed, subject to safeguards, report says

BMJ 2012;344:e4089 (Published 12 June 2012)

Public’s satisfaction with NHS fell by 12% in 2011

BMJ 2012;344:e4091 (Published 12 June 2012)

In brief

BMJ 2012;344:e4037 (Published 12 June 2012)

New scoring charts for GPs are too crude, say doctors’ leaders

BMJ 2012;344:e3988 (Published 7 June 2012)

A fifth of women with breast cancer have a recurrence, new UK figures show

BMJ 2012;344:e4085 (Published 12 June 2012)

GMC launches new tribunal service for UK doctors

BMJ 2012;344:e4060 (Published 11 June 2012)

Young Jehovah’s Witness who refused a blood transfusion is allowed to die

BMJ 2012;344:e4097 (Published 12 June 2012)

Trust seeks legal advice to stop private firms selling GP practices

BMJ 2012;344:e3993 (Published 8 June 2012)

Pressure on hospital beds in Scotland is affecting patient care, warns royal college

BMJ 2012;344:e4067 (Published 12 June 2012)

GP practice shed vulnerable elderly patients to save money, NHS probe finds

BMJ 2012;344:e3998 (Published 7 June 2012)

Funding agencies are standing in way of open access to research results, publishers say

BMJ 2012;344:e4062 (Published 11 June 2012)

Anticounterfeiting agreement will hinder trade in generic drugs, protesters say

BMJ 2012;344:e4073 (Published 11 June 2012)

Finland leads 31 European countries in tackling child injuries with Greece last

BMJ 2012;344:e4008 (Published 12 June 2012)

Anticoagulants cause the most serious adverse events, finds US analysis

BMJ 2012;344:e3989 (Published 7 June 2012)


This week's Editorials section

Pre-diabetes as a contributor to stroke

BMJ 2012;344:e3285 (Published 7 June 2012)

Severe sepsis in the UK and the case volume-outcome association

BMJ 2012;344:e3494 (Published 29 May 2012)

Keeping patients safe while avoiding bias in randomised trials

BMJ 2012;344:e3297 (Published 14 May 2012)

Assisted dying

BMJ 2012;344:e4075 (Published 14 June 2012)

The management of suspected encephalitis

BMJ 2012;344:e3489 (Published 6 June 2012)


Research - continued


This week's Feature section

Trials at the ready: preparing for the next pandemic

BMJ 2012;344:e2982 (Published 3 May 2012)

Can Twitter predict disease outbreaks?

BMJ 2012;344:e2353 (Published 17 May 2012)


This week's Analysis section

Time to end the distinction between mental and neurological illnesses

BMJ 2012;344:e3454 (Published 24 May 2012)


This week's Letters section

Where’s the evidence for malign relatives, professionals, or carers?

BMJ 2012;344:e4016 (Published 12 June 2012)

Malign individuals would probably be identified with legislation

BMJ 2012;344:e4018 (Published 12 June 2012)

Consider suffering associated with lack of control over dying

BMJ 2012;344:e4019 (Published 12 June 2012)

Legislation and debate are needed

BMJ 2012;344:e4020 (Published 12 June 2012)

Doctors need to perfect the art of allowing patients to die with dignity

BMJ 2012;344:e4021 (Published 12 June 2012)

UK quality assurance of blood cobalt and chromium after hip implants

BMJ 2012;344:e4017 (Published 12 June 2012)

Flaws in analysis lead to misleading conclusions about varenicline’s safety in smoking cessation

BMJ 2012;344:e3873 (Published 12 June 2012)

Authors’ reply to Singh and Loke

BMJ 2012;344:e4033 (Published 12 June 2012)

The authorities should be held to account for Southall’s wrecked career

BMJ 2012;344:e4024 (Published 12 June 2012)

PACA response to article on David Southall’s wrecked career

BMJ 2012;344:e4023 (Published 12 June 2012)

GMC was not “too lenient” with Southall

BMJ 2012;344:e4027 (Published 12 June 2012)

Consider risk of compromising the identity of vulnerable patients

BMJ 2012;344:e4031 (Published 12 June 2012)

No more arbitrary upper age limits for clinical research

BMJ 2012;344:e4040 (Published 12 June 2012)

How we risk getting it wrong in cognitive screening too

BMJ 2012;344:e4043 (Published 12 June 2012)


This week's Observations section

Our professional bodies should stop opposing assisted dying

Raymond Tallis

BMJ 2012;344:e4115 (Published 14 June 2012)

How to be a cool headed clinician

Daniel K Sokol

BMJ 2012;344:e3980 (Published 8 June 2012)

Views & Reviews

This week's Views & Reviews section

Why doctors should support welfare reform

Des Spence

BMJ 2012;344:e4054 (Published 13 June 2012)

Views & Reviews - continued

Having a whale of a time

Liam Farrell

BMJ 2012;344:e4044 (Published 13 June 2012)

My mum wanted assisted dying but we watched her die slowly and in pain

Tess McPherson

BMJ 2012;344:e4007 (Published 14 June 2012)

Accounts of Equatorial Africa

Theodore Dalrymple

BMJ 2012;344:e3883 (Published 13 June 2012)

Raving and Melancholy Madness

Mark Ellul

BMJ 2012;344:e3881 (Published 1 June 2012)


This week's Obituaries section

Eric Brenman

BMJ 2012;344:e4012 (Published 13 June 2012)

Solomon Bender

BMJ 2012;344:e3695 (Published 13 June 2012)

David Anderson Black

BMJ 2012;344:e3686 (Published 13 June 2012)

Dion Christopher Burford

BMJ 2012;344:e3690 (Published 13 June 2012)

Kathleen Dalzell

BMJ 2012;344:e3688 (Published 13 June 2012)

Errol Mendus Edwards

BMJ 2012;344:e3684 (Published 13 June 2012)

Kenneth Newton Lloyd

BMJ 2012;344:e3683 (Published 13 June 2012)

Clinical Review

This week's Clinical Review section

Diagnosis, treatment, and management of echinococcosis

BMJ 2012;344:e3866 (Published 11 June 2012)



This week's Endgames section

A farmer with fever and right upper quadrant pain

BMJ 2012;344:e3426 (Published 1 June 2012)

A persisting puzzling pneumonia in a young man

BMJ 2012;344:e2690 (Published 8 May 2012)

Meta-analyses: tests of heterogeneity

BMJ 2012;344:e3971 (Published 13 June 2012)


This week's Minerva section


BMJ 2012;344:e3992 (Published 13 June 2012)


BMJ 2012;344:e3991 (Published 13 June 2012)

Research News

This week's Research News section

All you need to read in the other general journals

BMJ 2012;344:e4055 (Published 13 June 2012)