S1 E17 - Race, riots and inequality; faked hydroxychlorquine research; face masks; NEWS in GP; liraglutide for childhood obesity

5th June 2020

In the latest episode of the Hot Topics Podcast, Neal Tucker discusses the latest news and research relevant to primary care.

Today we talk about race, inequalities and unconscious bias and how this affects decisions about BAME medics in the UK. We also look at a Lancet paper on hydroxychloroquine risks which has been retracted due to suspicious reporting of data, and the 'tsunami' of mental illness anticipated due to coronavirus.

In new research we discuss government recommendations on face masks for the public in light of a new systematic review published in the Lancet on reducing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, use of the NEWS score in primary care and liraglutide as a weight-loss treatment for childhood obesity.

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BJGP Protecting Health of Doctors https://bjgp.org/content/70/695/268

Lancer Retraction of Hydroxychloroquine Paper https://www.thelancet.com/lancet/article/S0140673620313246

Lancet Prevent of spread of SARS-CoV-2 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31142-9/fulltext

RCPsych Report on mental illness and Covid 19 https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/news-and-features/latest-news/detail/2020/05/15/psychiatrists-see-alarming-rise-in-patients-needing-urgent-and-emergency-care

MIND Coronavirus resources https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/

NEJM Liraglutide in adolescents study https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1916038?query=featured_home

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