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Seven days in medicine: 27 April to 3 May

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2493 (Published 06 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2493

BMJ Awards 2016

“Hello, my name is” doctor is honoured

Kate Granger, the doctor behind the “Hello, my name is” campaign to encourage medical staff to introduce themselves to patients, won a Special Achievement award at The BMJ Awards 2016, the first time the award has been given. The University Hospital of Wales won Cardiology Team of the Year for improving antenatal detection of congenital heart defects by better training of sonographers, and UK Research Paper of the Year went to Edinburgh University researchers for their work showing that infants with bronchiolitis treated to 90% oxygen saturation do better than those treated to 94% saturation. For full details of the 16 awards, see page XX.

College news

Paediatricians vote to stop funding from formula companies

Some 66 delegates at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s annual general meeting voted in favour of a motion to “decline any commercial transactions or any other kind of funding or support” from companies that market breast milk substitutes; 53 delegates voted against. The motion is not binding. The college president, Neena Modi, said that the “implications …

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