The UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) determines the guidelines that British doctors should follow. But recent revisions mean that potentially life-saving information about brain injuries isn’t given to patients.
The title of this post is a play on the title of the magazine “What doctors don’t tell you” (a rag so packed to the brim with pseudoscience and anti-vaccine propaganda that it’s practically a quack’s guidebook, but that’s a story for another day). As regular readers will be aware, I believe doctors generally do tell you absolutely what you need to know. Unfortunately it seems the UK’s governing body that assesses amongst other things, what doctors should tell you, has been resisting calls from a range of experts to inform people who have had brain injuries about a piece of information that could save their life.
Interested in this story? Read more on The Guardian (UK) website.