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Should people with mental illness be able to commit themselves to future involuntary treatment?

November 15, 2023

Should covid-19 vaccines and drugs be “not for profit”?

March 30, 2022

Has the covid pandemic changed the debate about nationalising GPs?

March 2, 2022

Should e-cigarettes be licensed as medicines?

January 13, 2022

Should all babies have their genome sequenced at birth?

November 18, 2021

Have international in-person medical meetings had their day?

November 10, 2021

Are vaccine passports and covid passes a valid alternative to lockdown?

November 3, 2021

Do overly complex reporting guidelines remove the focus from good clinical trials?

August 16, 2021

Should covid vaccination be mandatory for health and care staff?

August 5, 2021

Patient commentary: Protect patients like me—make covid vaccines mandatory for all eligible staff in care settings

August 5, 2021

Commentary: Mandatory covid vaccination blames individual care home workers for government failures

August 5, 2021

Should we delay covid-19 vaccination in children?

July 9, 2021

Is PTSD overdiagnosed?

May 5, 2021

Should masks be worn outdoors?

April 28, 2021

Should NHS managers be regulated like doctors?

February 23, 2021

Should spreading anti-vaccine misinformation be criminalised?

February 17, 2021

Covid-19 vaccines: Should we allow human challenge studies to infect healthy volunteers with SARS-CoV-2?

November 9, 2020

Should countries aim for elimination in the covid-19 pandemic?

September 9, 2020

Covid-19: Should doctors recommend treatments and vaccines when full data are not publicly available?

August 24, 2020

Should doctors tackling covid-19 be immune from negligence liability claims?

July 1, 2020

Should governments continue lockdown to slow the spread of covid-19?

June 3, 2020

Is it wrong to prioritise younger patients with covid-19?

April 22, 2020

Is it time to nationalise the pharmaceutical industry?

March 4, 2020

Would decriminalising personal use of cannabis lead to higher rates of mental illness?

January 15, 2020

Should medical schools relax academic admission criteria?

November 14, 2019

Is Dengvaxia a useful vaccine for dengue endemic areas?

October 3, 2019

Are confidence intervals better termed “uncertainty intervals”?

September 10, 2019

Should point-of-care ultrasonography replace stethoscopes in acute respiratory failure?

August 30, 2019

Is WHO’s surgical safety checklist being hyped?

August 5, 2019

Should obesity be recognised as a disease?

July 17, 2019

Should the supply of cannabis be legalised now?

July 3, 2019

Should measles vaccination be compulsory?

June 5, 2019

Should I publish in an open access journal?

April 18, 2019

Is an opt-out system likely to increase organ donation?

March 6, 2019

Should we screen for atrial fibrillation?

February 13, 2019

Should we stop using electroconvulsive therapy?

January 30, 2019

Should we rename low risk cancers?

January 23, 2019

Patient commentary: Confusing terminology for cancers and precancerous lesions made me anxious

January 23, 2019

Could artificial intelligence make doctors obsolete?

November 7, 2018

Patient commentary: Stop hyping artificial intelligence—patients will always need human doctors

November 7, 2018

Could Brexit harm the NHS?

September 26, 2018

Commentary: Patients shouldn’t have to worry about an unhealthy Brexit

September 26, 2018

Will research preprints improve healthcare for patients?

September 24, 2018

Does evidence based medicine adversely affect clinical judgment?

July 16, 2018

Patient commentary: General practice needs radical reform, not tweaks like consultation caps

May 9, 2018

Should GPs’ daily number of consultations be capped?

May 9, 2018

Should we recommend e-cigarettes to help smokers quit?

April 25, 2018

Should we try to manage non-financial interests?

April 12, 2018

Patient Commentary: I was pregnant, in pain, and desperate when I chose acupuncture

March 7, 2018

Should doctors recommend acupuncture for pain?

March 7, 2018

Should universal distribution of high dose vitamin A to children cease?

March 1, 2018

Do the benefits of folic acid fortification outweigh the risk of masking vitamin B,12, deficiency?

March 1, 2018

Should doctor assisted dying be legal?

February 7, 2018

Should action take priority over further research on public health?

February 1, 2018

Should all patients be asked about their sexual orientation?

January 17, 2018

Is the concept of clinical equipoise still relevant to research?

December 28, 2017

Is continuous electronic fetal monitoring useful for all women in labour?

December 5, 2017

Has the Mental Health Act had its day?

November 16, 2017

Should cost effectiveness analyses for NICE always consider future unrelated medical costs?

November 10, 2017

Should we scrap the target of a maximum four hour wait in emergency departments?

October 25, 2017

Should we welcome plans to sell off NHS land?

September 27, 2017

Should Google offer an online screening test for depression?

September 13, 2017

Patient Commentary: Online screening for depression—old (paternalistic) wine in new (digital) bottles

September 13, 2017

Should doctors work 24 hour shifts?

July 26, 2017

Should we screen for cirrhosis?

July 13, 2017

Do doctors have a duty to take part in pragmatic randomised trials?

June 14, 2017

Should we have a royal commission on the NHS?

April 6, 2017

Should research ethics committees police reporting bias?

March 27, 2017

Should US doctors mourn for Obamacare?

March 24, 2017

Should we commit to eradicating malaria worldwide?

March 2, 2017

Is it time for a dedicated tax to fund the NHS?

February 8, 2017

Should US doctors embrace electronic health records?

January 24, 2017

Commentary: The real problem is that electronic health records focus too much on billing

January 24, 2017

Commentary: We’re under financial strain without prescriptions for gluten-free food

January 11, 2017

Should gluten-free foods be available on prescription?

January 10, 2017

Are nanny states healthier states?

December 7, 2016
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