News about Healthtalkonline
section recieves a 'Higly commended' award from the British Medical Association.
Last night saw a major celebration of excellence in healthcare in the London Hilton on Park Lane. Hosted by BMJ Editor-in-Chief, Dr Fiona Godlee and author and presenter Gavin Esler, the ceremony brought together over 500 of some of the most influential figures in healthcare. This included Muir Gray, Ian Chalmers, Bruce Keogh, David Nicholson, Bernard Crump, Jack Wennberg and Richard Peto.
Two of the many highlights of the evening include Professor Sir Richard Peto being awarded the BMJ Group award for Lifetime Achievement and the attendance by Hugh Grant. He came as patron of healthtalkonline.org to accept the Health Communicator of the Year award on behalf of terminally ill winner and healthtalkonline.org founder, Dr Ann McPherson.
* Media coverage of the DIPEx charity’s 10th anniversary
On 15th March 2011, DIPEx celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Museum of London at an event chaired by broadcaster Jenni Murray. Speakers included Hugh Grant, patron of DIPEx, Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, Clare Gerada, Chair of the Royal College of GPs and Mike Richards, National Cancer Director.
* How do professional women cope with the menopause? - Telegraph, 14th March, 2011
Hot flushes, mood swings and forgetfulness are just a few of the more obvious signs of the menopause. But how do you cope with the symptoms at work?
* Dr Ann McPherson: The GP who believes she should be allowed help to end her life
A growing number of medical professionals are supporting the idea of assisted dying. Dr Ann McPherson – who herself has only months to live – tells Jeremy Laurance why
* The time of your life - Nursing Standard, January 2011
A website offers nurses the opportunity to learn about women’s
real experiences of menopause.
* Setting the Record Straight on Hot Flushes - as Women Lift Lid on the Menopause, November 2010
A ground-breaking website today lifts the lid on the menopause - and could save women from suffering alone, misunderstood by unsympathetic partners and sniggering workmates.
* Eyes on evidence (NHS choices), August 2010
NHS Evidence, the authoritative NHS e-bulletin that 'allows everyone working in health and social care to access a wide range of health information to help them deliver quality patient care' focuses on Heathtalkonline and Youthtalkonline in its August Eyes on Evidence newsletter.
* RCGP news, July 2010.
The people's practitioner - An innovative website of real-life patient experiences is the culmination of a life's work for its co-founder and RCGP fellow Ann McPherson.
* Carlisle News & Star, June 5 2010: Website for families bereaved due to gun crime
Families affected by Cumbria’s shooting massacre have been urged to visit Healthtalkonline website, offering advice from people who have been bereaved due to gun crime.
The doctor who really wants to listen - James Le Fanu meets Dr Ann McPherson, the terminally ill GP who was responsible for a medical revolution.
The Hugh Grant-backed website that helps with everything from cancer to dementia
Healthtalkonline: useful and rational. Interview with Dr Ann McPherson
News about latest launches
Cervical cancer launch 'helped' by Jade Goody.
When Jade Goody revealed her failure to turn up for cervical screening caused terminal cancer, women queued for a smear test. At the time, leading website Healthtalkonline was advertising in Metro asking women to talk about their experience of having an abnormal smear in order to support and inform others in a similar situation. ‘Jade’s honesty persuaded many women to come forward and tell their stories online as well as attend cervical screening,’ says researcher Suman Prinjha. The result is a new website section in which 39 women describe their experience of having a severely abnormal smear.
2. BBC World Service, May 10 2010
Sue Ziebland talks to the BBC World Service's Health Check presenter, Claudia Hammond about the recent BMJ paper, co-authored with Alison Chapple, about the experience of 'viewing the body after a violent death'.
'I felt so alone I tried to hang myself' - launch of Youthhealthtalk section on depression
Dr Ann McPherson, an Oxford GP who is medical director and co-founder of Youthhealthtalk, said she hoped the site could help young people like Ruby cope with a difficult condition. "It took Ruby a long time to come to terms with what had happened to her - she had felt very isolated and alone," she said.Our website can show them they are not alone and where to get help."
Who'd be a guinea pig - The new Healthtalkonline section devoted to patients’ experiences of clinical trials, is a fabulous resource. Other people’s experiences can help us find a path through our own. Much of it is insightful and much is moving.
'I didn't know he was suicidal' - launch of Healthtalkonline section on bereavement following suicide
Lucy Reynolds had no inkling that her long-term partner intended to kill himself. Now she is telling her own story for the website Health Talk Online, which includes testimonies from 40 other people affected by suicide.