Web 2.0, Health 2.0, Patient 2.0.

Navigating the new landscape of apps: Overcoming the challenge of poor quality apps in sport and exercise medicine

An editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine gives a quick overview of a couple of initiative that try to make sure health related apps have reliable, safe, information.  The author (Dr Osman Ahmed et al)  say ‘In the USA, healthcare apps are screened by the US Food and … Continue reading...

Medicine X conference

I was delighted to be invited to present a paper at this year’s Medicine X conference. This is a slightly unusual health conference as patients are supported to fully participate. The paper I presented was co-authored with Osman Ahmed, and was called  “Where does my health information come from?”: Information … Continue reading...

Open access publishing

Open access week is October 19 – 25, 2015. This is ‘an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a … Continue reading...

Work stopped on staffing level guidelines

The headline on the Nursing Times website today Shock as NICE halts work on nurse staffing levels guidance The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has suspended with immediate effect its work to determine safe staffing levels across the NHS, an internal email has revealed. We’re then reminded that … Continue reading...

The myth of the (expensive) demanding patient

The Society for Participatory Medicine has just highlighted the results of an interesting study in an article called Mythbusting, “demanding patient” edition It talks about the stereotypical myth of demanding patients as ‘behaving like spoiled divas at a medi-spa, with their demands driving up incidence of unnecessary or inappropriate care’.  … Continue reading...

Who's it for?

Smart patients .......... Healthcare professionals...........Academics

This blog is about and for people living with a long term condition, the healthcare professionals that work with them, and the academics who are researching in this area. More can be found about the blog owner (Carol Bond) on the 'about' tab at the top of the page, along with a bit more information about the various concepts (web 2.0, patient 2.0 etc) for those who are interested.