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Targeting treatment for depression with Target-D

Professor Jane Gunn discusses research into a self-administered tool for depression. This RCT showed that ‘Target-D’, a person-centred clinical prediction tool and e-health platform matching management options to prognosis, results in greater improvement in depressive symptoms at 3 months than usual care.

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Wales: a farewell to coal

Modern Wales was built on the production of coal, though with it brought great losses: harsh working conditions, industrial pollution, and tragic disasters, such as that which occurred at Aberfan. With the Welsh government’s proposal to ban coal, Rhodri Evans provides a brief history of coal in Wales, and shows a glimpse of what a coal-less future may mean not only for Wales, but for the world.

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RCGP Research Paper of the Year 2019: Impact of COVID-19

The RCGP's annual Research Paper of the Year (RPY) award gives recognition to researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care. Here, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Chair of the RPY, presents the three winning articles with overviews of the research and comments from the lead authors.

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The dream of universal healthcare in Myanmar becomes a nightmare

Bearing witness, for our colleagues in Myanmar, as so many of us do for our patients, is powerful, but it is not enough. Jim Brockbank tells the story of our colleagues in Myanmar who want us to be their advocates, hear their stories, condemn the violation of medical neutrality, provide remote clinical guidance, especially on trauma medicine and communicate with them safely.


HRH Prince Philip 1921 – 2021

HRH Prince Philip 1921 - 2021. We offer our condolences to HM the Queen and to her family on the death of HRH Prince Philip, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather. The UK and the world have lost a much loved figure.

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