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BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 18 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g32101
  1. Abi Rimmer, reporter, BMJ

Projects to improve survival after cardiac arrests that occur outside hospitals, to spot chronic lung disease, and to reduce pressure on hospital emergency services scooped the top prizes at The BMJ Awards 2014 last night.

The awards, sponsored by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS), took place at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel, London, and was hosted by the broadcaster Gyles Brandreth. Other winners included a team providing training in keyhole surgery in Tanzania and a trial of treatment for HIV positive babies and children in developing countries.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Iain Chalmers, co-founder of the Cochrane Collaboration and coordinator of the James Lind Initiative, for his contribution to improving health across the world.

Fiona Godlee, The BMJ’s editor in chief, said of Chalmers: “He brings to everything he does a …

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