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Do we need a Dr-Patient ‘culture shift’?

Do we need a Dr-Patient ‘culture shift’?

I read with interest this week about a new scheme in Wales where patients are being urged to take more control of decisions about the care and treatments they receive. The scheme, Choosing Wales Wisely, aims for a more equal doctor-patient relationship. Central to the...
The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

I love a great documentary that investigates and highlights issues in health & wellbeing. This week, BBC’s Dr Chris van Tulleken challenged GP’s to see if they could reduce the amount of pills they prescribe on The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs. The...
Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

The message this year is to drive less and live more. Need to go the shop for a few bits for the tea. Do you really need the car or would it be as quick to walk? You’ll probably spend most of your journey looking for a parking space when you do eventually reach your...
Knee Arthroscopies – Too many, too soon?

Knee Arthroscopies – Too many, too soon?

On yesterday’s Radio 4 programme, Inside Health, Dr Potter discussed whether surgeons are maybe too eager and/or too quick to carry out knee arthroscopies. An arthroscopy (key hole surgery) can be the only or best solution for a number of knee issues. However,...
Too many medicines, not enough health

Too many medicines, not enough health

At goPhysio, we always like to keep our eye on health related news (and always have an opinion of some sort!). This week I was interested to read a new report on the number of people who regularly take prescription medication. Half of women and 43% of men in England...