World Glaucoma Week 2021

It’s World Glaucoma Week (7 – 13 March 2021), an initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA). The aim is to raise awareness of this potentially devastating eye condition which is one of the leading causes of blindness. Over half a million people in the UK have glaucoma. For more information about its symptoms, diagnosis […]

World Stroke Day 2020

Strokes can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. One in four of us will have a stroke in our lifetime, but most can be prevented. There are risk factors that increase our chances of suffering a stroke. It is important to understand our risk and the steps we can take to reduce it. World Stroke Day aims […]

The Cumberlege report: informed consent revisited

Last week saw the publication of “First Do No Harm”, a review led by former junior health Minister Baroness Julia Cumberlege, which explains the way our healthcare system responded to reports of harmful side effects from: hormone pregnancy tests the drug sodium valproate given during pregnancy and pelvic mesh implants. The review suggests a number […]