With over 300,000 fragility fractures every year suffered by individuals over the age of 50, Dr Kassim Javaid explains how Fracture Liaison Services can help prevent broken bones and provide better care for older patients.
Honest conversations about dying need to begin with a broader understanding of what ‘end-of-life’ actually means, and practical steps to enable the conversations to take place, writes Bev Fitzsimons from the Point of Care Foundation
With the release of the government's first batch of guidance papers in the event of a no-deal Brexit, as well as a letter from health secretary Matt Hancock aimed at frontline staff and six technical documents, RCP president-elect Dr Andrew Goddard explains the wider ramifications and outlines the RCP's position on each.
Professor Richard Walker, RCP associate international director for Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses major challenges in the fight against cancer in East Africa and the impact of the RCP’s Medical Training and Fellowship (METAF) programme with Dr Sadiq Siu, clinical oncologist at Tanzania’s Ocean Road Cancer Institute and METAF volunteer Dr Georgina Wood.
Every so often hospital staff see patients literally chained to another person for much or all of their appointment. Radhika Holmström asks is this how prisoners’ healthcare is arranged, and how they get access to hospital?
Professor David Oliver discusses clinical resourcing in the NHS, and how the Royal College of Physicians' (RCP's) new Our Future Health programme of events, activities and publications are being organised to provide a forum for debate.
After the allocation of 1,000 new medical school places, Professor Jane Dacre considers workforce planning challenges facing the profession and the potential solutions available to create a sustainable workforce.