Taken your eye off Twitter in the last 7 days? Coming up, we’ll tweet what you might have missed in health.
- “We need more research is the wrong answer.” And 19 other things scientists should know about policymaking.
- In week when the rationing of medical procedures on the NHS has been in news, this is a thought provoking blog by @ezraklein on how denying care saves little money.
- Here’s a good summary of the annual number of contacts with #NHS providers.
- Who’s in charge? Commissioners or providers? Here’s two different perspectives on the battle in Oxfordshire.
- David Blunkett has stepped in to the emerging row over how to allocate NHS funding. This one could run and run.
- Following the publication of data on GP performance indicators on Friday there has been a good debate on Twitter on the implications (or not) for the early diagnosis of cancer. Have a look at Mark Flannagan’s timeline.
- A very brave article by @JWoodcockMP revealing he is suffering from depression. Well done for speaking out & get well soon.
In the world of research:
- Are babies smarter than we think? Fascinating article in the Guardian on newborn research.
- This is an interesting podcast on role of the immune system in predicting and detecting cancer recurrence.
- If you are interested in developments in blood cancer treatment then you should follow @MaverickNY, @MyelomaUK and @CAPhO_AVPhO for news on #ASH13.
- Academic blogging is creating a global common room, but is not a way of popularising academic research, argues this article.
- Interesting @tnr article on why now is not time to attack #ACA from the left.
- The broken front end is bad politics, but it is the broken back end which could be fatal to #ACA, argues this article in the New York Times.
- This is an excellent @Docwieighsin blog on the role that inadequate clinician communications skills can play in ‘poor’ patient decision-making.
- And this is another thought-provoking @Docweighsin blog on how way clinicians communicate can appear to write patients off – intentionally or otherwise.
- What are the big healthcare hashtags right now? Have a look at the Health Hashtag Project.
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