Author: Adam Doggett

Top 10 German HCPs who discuss breast cancer online

More and more healthcare professionals (HCPs) all over the world are moving onto digital platforms to express their views, share knowledge and discuss current events in a candid and unhindered way. Their unprompted online conversations provide insights into the inner workings of the healthcare professional mind, allowing us to discover what they really think and feel. While HCPs in some countries – such as the USA, UK and Spain – were quick to adopt social media for peer collaboration and learning, others have been slower to embrace public channels. Three years ago, for example, a CREATION colleague wrote about...

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What HCPs say about medical cannabis use

This article was written and researched by Adam Doggett, one of our Research Analysts at CREATION Marijuana stimulates wide-spread debate, in many places around the world the drug is legal for medicinal and even recreational purposes whereas countries such as the United Kingdom (where medical cannabis has been banned since 1971) see the drug in a very different context. Several recent articles provide an informative and unbiased take on the issue of growing momentum. The views of Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) on Twitter show the professional side of the story. From the perspective of a patient, it may be easy to...

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What HCPs in the UK say about Chronic Kidney Disease

This article was written and researched by Adam Doggett & Junell Harrington, Research Analysts at CREATION The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) model estimates that 6.1% of over-16-year-olds in the United Kingdom are living with stage 3-5 CKD. CKD is characterised by damage to the kidneys resulting in reduced long-term functionality. The disease is often associated with other conditions, with conversations held between healthcare professionals (HCPs) online reflecting this. Twitter provides valuable insights into HCP discussions; here we dive into the data to identify the topics discussed among HCPs in the UK. HCPs’ key topics of discussion Discussions amongst HCPs about CKD...

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What doctors say about changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund

This article was written and researched by Henri Konijn and Adam Doggett, Research Analysts at CREATION As part of the UK’s fight against cancer, 2011 saw the birth of the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). The aim of the CDF, funded by the government, was to allow better access to certain cancer drugs that were not common in the NHS. The NHS estimates that 95,000 cancer sufferers have been positively impacted by the CDF during its five-year tenure. However, due to overspending, the scheme came under scrutiny, resulting in changes in the system. @Ozradonc @felly500 @DrSarahBHealthy We don’t have it...

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