Commentary of the Royal college of Physicians

By |May 16th, 2017|

What  particular aspects of  medical education are you most interested in?

I really enjoyed the challenges of providing ongoing medical education to qualified doctors.  To preserve a culture of education and training, while teaks become fragmented and consultants are under more time pressure every  year, has got to be the greatest challenge in medical education.

What benefits […]

Health Spectator – Joint Effort

By |May 16th, 2017|

Can supplements really help with the pain of arthritis?
Dr Rod Hughes

Joint health supplements are big business in the UK.  Millions of pounds are spent over the counter every year, and most buyers are seeking relief from the symptoms of arthritis – a group of painful long-term conditions thought to affect around 10 million Britons.
Osteoarthritis […]

Research: Stiffness in Polymyalgia

By |May 16th, 2017|

“An Impediment to Living Life”: Why and How Should We Measure Stiffness in Polymyalgia Rheumatica?
Objectives
To explore patients’ concepts of stiffness in polymyalgia rheumatica, and how they think stiffness should be measured.

Methods
Eight focus groups were held at three centres involving 50 patients with current/previous PMR.  Each group had at least one facilitator and one rapporteur making […]

Swinfen Trust – not for profit charity

By |May 16th, 2017|

Dr Rod Hughes at a recent reception at the Drapers Hall (see newsletter) meeting Right Hon Lord Swinfen, director of the trust.