The Politics of Dementia

At the recent leaders Debate, David Cameron commented specifically on the progress made in  increasing dementia diagnosis rates in NHS England: I have long had concerns about the ethics of … Continue reading The Politics of Dementia

British Medical Journal, 24 January 2015

This week’s BMJ provides a useful overview of the thorny issue of seeking an earlier diagnosis in dementia. I have always argued that a push for “early” diagnosis, using what … Continue reading British Medical Journal, 24 January 2015

Evidence to back dementia screening is still lacking, committee says

This report has just been published in the BMJ: It has attracted this response from a “free spirit” and “old man”: The article begins: “GPs have again raised the question … Continue reading Evidence to back dementia screening is still lacking, committee says

GPs and the “Dementia Challenge”

On the 3rd October 2013 I was invited as one of the speakers at the Royal College of General Practice Annual Conference in Harrogate. The Debate was in the main … Continue reading GPs and the “Dementia Challenge”

One and the same

In this short film I will explain to you why I have come to understand that case-finding and screening are actually one and the same. All around us national clinical … Continue reading One and the same

Grassroot doctors: renaissance of polymaths

This is a post offering my support to Grassroots GPs A decade has passed since Bettina Piko wrote a paper called: Physicians of the future: Renaissance of polymaths?  I read … Continue reading Grassroot doctors: renaissance of polymaths