What is medicalisation?

BMA council member speaks out about unnecessary medical interventions Deputy chair of the BMA council Dr Kailash Chand has identified a recent trend within healthcare for medicalisation, which he identifies as patients seeking medical treatment for lifestyle problems. Key signs of medicalisation include the increasing use of medicines and hospital tests, rising hospitalisation rates, more […]

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Whistleblowers being bullied

MP’s warn about “shocking” treatment to whistleblowers MP’s have raised concerns about the treatment of employees in public services who alert seniors to wrongdoing, describing it as “shocking”.  The Commons Public Accounts Committee has even stated that whistleblowers are often victims of bullying and harassment, with the report suggesting that they be offered legal and counselling services. […]

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