1. Morality and values in support of universal healthcare must be enshrined in law. Comment on "Morality and Markets in the NHS".

    International journal of health policy and mana... 4(6):399 (2015) PMID 26029901 PMCID PMC4450737

    This is a commentary on Gilbert and colleagues' (1) paper on morality and markets in the National Health Service (NHS). Morality and values are not ephemeral qualities and universal healthcare is not simply an aspiration; it has to be enshrined in law. The creation of the UK NHS in 1948 was unde...
  2. Childhood injury in Tower Hamlets: Audit of children presenting with injury to an inner city A&E department in London.

    Injury 46(6):1131 (2015) PMID 25638598

    Childhood injury is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide with the most socio-economically deprived children at greatest risk. Current routine NHS hospital data collection in England is inadequate to inform or evaluate prevention strategies. A pilot study of enhanced data collecti...
  3. Use of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) Drugs in India: Central Regulatory Approval and Sales of FDCs Containing Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Metformin, or Psychotropic Drugs.

    PLOS Medicine 12(5):e1001826; discussion e1001826 (2015) PMID 25965416 PMCID PMC4428752

    In 2012, an Indian parliamentary committee reported that manufacturing licenses for large numbers of fixed dose combination (FDC) drugs had been issued by state authorities without prior approval of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) in violation of rules, and considered tha...
  4. Pharmacovigilance in India, Uganda and South Africa with reference to WHO's minimum requirements.

    International journal of health policy and mana... 4(5):295 (2015) PMID 25905480 PMCID PMC4417633

    Pharmacovigilance (PV) data are crucial for ensuring safety and effectiveness of medicines after drugs have been granted marketing approval. This paper describes the PV systems of India, Uganda and South Africa based on literature and Key Informant (KI) interviews and compares them with the Worl...
  5. Concussion in youth rugby union and rugby league: a systematic review.

    British Journal of Sports Medicine 49(8):506 (2015) PMID 25586912

    Children and adolescents who play rugby are at increased risk of concussion and its effects. Competitive rugby union and rugby league feature as major sports in the school sport curriculum in the UK. There is a need for a thorough understanding of the epidemiology of concussion in youth rugby, t...
  6. Civil Society Organizations and medicines policy change: A case study of registration, procurement, distribution and use of misoprostol in Uganda

    Social Science & Medicine 130:242 (2015)

    Misoprostol use for postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) has been promoted by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) since the early 2000s. Yet, CSOs' role in improving access to misoprostol and shaping health policy at global and national levels is not well understood. We document the introductio...
  7. Systematic review of rugby injuries in children and adolescents under 21 years.

    British Journal of Sports Medicine 49(8):511 (2015) PMID 25564004

    A systematic review of rugby union and league injuries among players under the age of 21 years was carried out to calculate probabilities of match injury for a player over a season and a pooled estimate of match injury incidence where studies were sufficiently similar. The probability of a playe...
  8. Will politicians be architects or destroyers of the NHS?

    The Lancet 385(9974):1171 (2015)

  9. Appraising the quality of sub-Saharan African cancer registration systems that contributed to GLOBOCAN 2008: a review of the literature and critical appraisal.

    JRSM 108(2):57 (2015) PMID 25721114 PMCID PMC4344444

    To critically appraise the quality of sub-Saharan African cancer registration systems that submitted data to GLOBOCAN 2008 with respect to population coverage using publicly available information and to show the use of GLOBOCAN statistics in determining global health priorities. Sources of cance...
  10. The proliferation of irrational metformin fixed-dose combinations in India.

    The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology 3(2):98 (2015) PMID 25618292

  11. Appraising the quality of sub-Saharan African cancer registration systems that contributed to GLOBOCAN 2008: a review of the literature and critical appraisal.

    JRSM 108(2):57 (2015) PMID 25721114

    To critically appraise the quality of sub-Saharan African cancer registration systems that submitted data to GLOBOCAN 2008 with respect to population coverage using publicly available information and to show the use of GLOBOCAN statistics in determining global health priorities. Sources of cance...
  12. The proliferation of irrational metformin fixed-dose combinations in India.

    The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology 3(2):98 (2015) PMID 25618292

  13. Rugby injury surveillance and prevention programmes: are they effective?

    British Medical Journal (Abstracts) 350:h1587 (2015) PMID 25900039

  14. Why the Queen's Speech on 19 May should include a bill to reinstate the NHS in England.

    British Medical Journal (Abstracts) 350:h2257 (2015) PMID 25924814

  15. Aid conditionalities, international Good Manufacturing Practice standards and local production rights: a case study of local production in Nepal.

    Globalization and Health 11(1):25 (2015) PMID 26072308 PMCID PMC4470019

    Local pharmaceutical production has been endorsed by the WHO as a means of addressing health priorities of developing countries. However, local producers of essential medicines must comply with international pharmaceutical standards in order to be eligible to compete in donor tenders. These stan...
  16. Authors' response to Shin: We must recognise the actual and opportunity costs of treating immigrants in the National Health Service (NHS).

    JRSM 107(12):466 (2014) PMID 25504603

  17. Authors' response to Shin: we must recognise the actual and opportunity costs of treating immigrants in the National Health Service (NHS).

    JRSM 107(12):466 (2014) PMID 25504603

  18. Authors' response to Shin: we must recognise the actual and opportunity costs of treating immigrants in the National Health Service (NHS).

    JRSM 107(12):466 (2014) PMID 25504603

  19. Authors' response to Shin: We must recognise the actual and opportunity costs of treating immigrants in the National Health Service (NHS).

    JRSM 107(12):466 (2014) PMID 25504603

  20. Assessing equity in the geographical distribution of community pharmacies in South Africa in preparation for a national health insurance scheme.

    Bulletin of The World Health Organization 92(7):482 (2014) PMID 25110373 PMCID PMC4121866

    To investigate equity in the geographical distribution of community pharmacies in South Africa and assess whether regulatory reforms have furthered such equity. Data on community pharmacies from the national department of health and the South African pharmacy council were used to analyse the cha...