“First Do No Harm”

The Independent Medicines & Medical Devices Safety Review (The Cumberlege Review)  This article originally appeared in Issue 6 (September 2020). “We have been astonished,” wrote the authors of the Cumberlege Report, “how the healthcare system – which includes the NHS, private providers, the regulators and professional bodies, manufacturers, and policymakers…

Being BAME is a Major Risk Factor for Dying of Covid-19 – What Can Be Done About It?

Introduction  This article originally appeared in a Covid-19 Special Issue (July 2020). The Public Health England (“PHE”) review into the disparities in risks and outcomes of COVID deaths was published on 3 June 2020. It was intended to address increasing concerns, notably voiced by the British Medical Association, about the…