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NHS70: National Health Singers Won’t Let Go!

To celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday on 5th July 2018, the National Health Singers released new single ‘Won’t let go’. The song aims to raise awareness of the current threat to the NHS, increase positivity and lead the fight to protect our National Health Service. The National Health Singers are a choir of doctors, nurses, healthcare…

SME AND START-UP OF THE YEAR 2018

MedShr wins SME and Start-Up of the year at Evening Standard Business Awards!

On 27th June 2018, the best and brightest of British business gathered at the Guildhall to celebrate London’s biggest success stories at the London Evening Standard Business Awards, hosted by Victoria Coren-Mitchell. The first category of the evening was the SME and Start-Up of the Year 2018 – and the winner was MedShr! The Evening…

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How MedShr protects your privacy

MedShr was developed to enable doctors to use their own smartphone to share and discuss clinical cases, and to do this in a way that is compliant in terms of patient privacy, data protection and information governance. MedShr: a private, professional and verified network All MedShr members are verified as doctors, medical students or registered…

MedShr Blog: An Approach to Appraising Randomized Controlled Trials

Demystifying Statistics in Medicine: An Approach to Appraising Randomized Controlled Trials

Randomized controlled trials (RCT) allow scientists to test whether an intervention leads to an outcome of interest. The first clinical trial dates back to 1747 and was conducted by James Lind; although not with the rigor of today, Lind selected 12 participants ravaged with scurvy and allocated in pairs to 6 groups1. The first pair…

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MedShr supporting the fight to eradicate malaria at the Malaria Summit in London

In April, MedShr attended the Malaria Summit in London in support of the global fight to eradicate the deadly disease for good. https://youtu.be/xCoy2B4UcB4 The event was co-hosted by the Governments of Swaziland and Rwanda and convened by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In attendance were 12 Heads of State,…

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Redefining diabetes: A leap closer to understanding this complex disease

Most doctors have recognised for some time that dividing Diabetes into Type 1 early onset typically requiring insulin therapy and Type 2 late onset doesn’t really define the patterns that we see in clinical practice. In March 2018 a study in the Lancet identified five clusters of diabetes that could revolutionise the way we diagnose…

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European Congress of Radiology 2018: Clinical Highlights

The European Congress of Radiology 2018 saw a record number of delegates and companies gather in Vienna from 28th February to 4th March for one of the biggest and most innovative scientific meetings in Europe hosted by the largest radiological society in the world, the European Society of Radiology (ESR). A total of 28,474 participants…

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AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting: Clinical Highlights

This year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting took place in New Orleans from 6th to 10th March and saw attendees from all over the globe congregate for an outstanding educational and professional development experience focusing on the latest research and advancement in orthopaedic surgery. An incredible spectrum of hot topics in the field and…

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Demystifying Statistics in Medicine – the p-value

Scientific research often boils down to a p-value; p-values are replete within medical journals, conferences, and scientific discussions. Importantly, research evidence interpreted using the p guide policy and practice. What is a p-value and what does it mean? The p stands for the probability of observed difference due to chance under an assumption, classically called…