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Start with the basics, food and fluid
How involved are doctors in the non medical aspects of patient care? An analysis on bmj.com this week examines the problem of nutrition and fluid balance in hospitalised patients. Helen Macdonald, a junior doctor and editor at the BMJ, asks Richard Leach, clinical director of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, about how it should best be handled.
Also this week, a summary of the BMJ round table on the future of primary care, which is available in full on the podcast page.
BMJ Round table: The future of primary care (full version).
Nutrition and fluid balance must be taken seriously
The future of primary care: 0:12
Food and fluid: 13:13