Articles by Martin Brunet
Martin Brunet is one of the doctors at Binscombe Medical Centre, and comments on topical or important health-related issues. He is a General Practitioner and GP educator, and is passionate about patient-centred care and meaningful communication.
Whisper it: UK cancer care is better than we think
The prevailing narrative surrounding cancer care in the UK is one of self-depreciation. Patients are assumed to be reticent about seeing their GP when they develop symptoms, either due to the stereotypical British stiff upper lip, or because the Great British Public is wallowing in such ignorance that it is in dire need of yet another […]
The drive to improve five year cancer survival – an NHS priority, or political folly?
Martin Brunet questions the focus on 1 and 5 year mortality rates in the recently published NHS Mandate. “It is quite simply the wrong target and will result in bad decisions that will be bad for patients and wasteful of scarce NHS resources.”