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BMJ Open is an online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small or specialist studies. Publishing procedures are built around fully open peer review and continuous publication, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready. BMJ Open aims to promote transparency in the publication process by publishing reviewer reports and previous versions of manuscripts as pre-publication histories. Authors are asked to pay article-processing charges on acceptance; the ability to pay does not influence editorial decisions. All papers are included in PubMed and ISI Current Contents (Web of Science). * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

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BMJ Open is an online, open access journal, dedicated to publishing medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small or specialist studies. Publishing procedures are built around fully open peer review and continuous publication, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready. BMJ Open aims to promote transparency in the publication process by publishing reviewer reports and previous versions of manuscripts as pre-publication histories. Authors are asked to pay article-processing charges on acceptance; the ability to pay does not influence editorial decisions. All papers are included in PubMed and ISI Current Contents (Web of Science). * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.

    Registered nurse, health care support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality

    Registered nurse, health care support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality

    Dr Alison Walker speaks to Professor Peter Griffiths about his research published in BMJ Open concerning Registered nurse, health care support worker, medical staffing levels and mortality in English hospital Trusts: a cross-sectional study

    Read the full paper >> [url of paper to go here when known]

    • 9 min
    UK research spend in 2008 and 2012: comparing stroke, cancer, coronary heart disease and dementia

    UK research spend in 2008 and 2012: comparing stroke, cancer, coronary heart disease and dementia

    Dr Alison Walker speaks to Dr Ramon Luengo-Fernandez about his research published in BMJ Open investigating the UK governmental and charity research funding in 2012. This analysis covered the funding for cancer, coronary heart disease (CHD), dementia and stroke, and made comparisons with 2008 levels.

    Read the full paper >> http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/4/e006648.full?sid=216cb451-6229-4f6e-9ac2-101942c6ff5e

    • 9 min
    Impact of the urgent care telephone service NHS 111 pilot sites

    Impact of the urgent care telephone service NHS 111 pilot sites

    BMJ Open associate editor Alison Walker talks to Janette Turner, The University of Sheffield, School of Health and Related Research, about her study examining the impact of the NHS 111 pilot.

    • 15 min
    Publishing priorities of biomedical research funders

    Publishing priorities of biomedical research funders

    BMJ Open editor-in-chief Trish Groves talks to Ellen Collins, Research Information Network, about her paper examining the publishing priorities of biomedical research funders.
    Read the full paper here: http://bit.ly/1acGNid

    • 12 min
    Prevalence and incidence rates of autism in the UK

    Prevalence and incidence rates of autism in the UK

    BMJ Open editor-in-chief Trish Groves talks to Hershel Jick, Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, Boston University School of Medicine, about his paper looking into prevalence and rates of autism in the UK.
    Read the full paper here bit.ly/1hYo0K1

    • 8 min
    The war on illegal drugs: Is it working?

    The war on illegal drugs: Is it working?

    BMJ Open editor-in-chief Trish Groves talks to Dan Werb, Urban Health Research Initiative, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, about his team's study into patterns of illegal drug supply across the world.
    Read the full paper here: bit.ly/1gBGwN3

    • 6 min

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