Welcome to the Binscombe Doctor Blog
Have you ever listened to a health scare on the news, or read about the latest medical break-through in the newspaper, and thought to yourself “I wonder what my doctor thinks about that?” In this high-tech world of ever more complex and fancy tests, new treatments for conditions we didn’t even know we had, and information coming at us from all angles, perhaps there is more need than ever to ask our own doctor what to make of it all. Certainly it is humbling to know that many people still place a high value on their GP’s opinion, and it is with this in mind that this blog has been started.
The blog is written by Martin Brunet, one of the doctors at Binscombe Medical Centre and will give comment on topical or important health-related issues. Sometimes the posts are focused on helping to distill health information for the sake of patients, while others stray into areas of politics and health policy. Each post reflects my particular view – which is often shared by the other doctors, but there is sometimes a healthy difference of opinion between us!
I hope you will enjoy reading it and find it valuable, and I greatly value your comments, which will help me to improve it and keep it relevant. New posts are usually published at a rate of about 2 or 3 a month. If you would like to follow the blog then follow the link. You will be able to register for the site and receive an email once a new post is published. Your email address will not be used for marketing or passed to a third-party for any reason, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Declarations of Interests
I have no links with the pharmaceutical industry, or other health-related industries, and do not see drug representatives. I do receive income from writing a blog for Pulse magazine, and have occasionally received other fees for writing or speaking for the publishing industry, including Prescriber magazine, The Guardian and The Telegraph