E-cigarettes: smoking cessation aid or a dangerous habit?

E-cigarettes

A recent study with adult smokers who had approached the NHS Stop Smoking Services compared e-cigarettes with nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) as part of a smoking cessation service.After a year, 18% of e-cigarette users had stopped smoking tobacco compared with 9.9%…

Bullying, undermining and harassment at work

bulling

August’s Monthly Pulse question was about bullying, undermining and harassment at work. Around one in five doctors in the UK’s NHS say they have been bullied or harassed in the workplace, with the British Orthopaedic Trainee Association (BOTA) reporting that 73%…

Automatic donor registration – A global view

Automatic donor registration

June’s Monthly Pulse asked about automatic donor registration. Some countries (for example, Spain and France) have automatic organ donor registration, where everyone is considered to want to donate their organs in the event of brain or cardiac death unless they…

Burnout and stress within the medical community

Burnout

"Burnout and stress within the medical community" is a topic that is currently of high interest and concern, with some tragic cases emerging across Europe. Statistics show that approximately one-third of doctors report experiencing burnout at some point in their…