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Patients admitted at weekends more likely to die, experimental data show

NHS Digital comes up with key criteria and calculations to kick-start discussions on 7-day service variations

Doctors’ leaders slam progress report on cancer strategy for England

Not enough skilled staff/investment to deliver on its ambitions, says Royal College of Radiologists

Radiotherapy equipment to be upgraded, NHS chief pledges

Government to kick-start modernisation across England with £130m fund over two years

Be careful when prescribing benzodiazepines, doctors warned

Advice follows recent media coverage on addictive potential of these drugs

Parent ‘training’ can improve severity of child’s autism symptoms

Intervention given to 2-4 year olds also seems to have lasting effects


'Terry and Jerry'

What would it take to fix the NHS?

MAP conference 2016

Proving the potential of personalised medicine

Testosterone for menopausal women

Should we be prescribing more of it?

An app to cut down on drinking

Could an app help people cut down on drinking and lower their cancer risk?

On The Pulse - September 2016

Statins: review claims benefits underestimated and harms exaggerated


How should doctors complete their Conflict of Interest form?

MS nurse deficit in UK

64% of people with MS live an area lacking specialist care

Public unaware obesity causes cancer

And that's really worrying, says Cancer Research UK


Hepatitis C - where do we stand on the road to elimination?

Eliminating hepatitis C as a major public health threat needs a two-pronged attack, says Helen Harris

Cures and solutions for diabetes — but not for all

Dr Ralph Abraham from The London Diabetes Centre discusses the opportunities and challenges in diabetes care

Personalising support for people living with autism

As the fourth autism self-assessment questionnaire is due for completion in October, Sean McLaughlin, ADASS co-lead for autism and learning disability policy, reflects on progress

Making personal health budgets work for all

Colin Royle reflects on how personal health budgets can offer more flexibility even for those who don’t feel confident in taking more control of their care

Reality check - what the Wachter Review means for IT in the NHS

Professor Robert Wachter’s review of progress towards a digitised NHS highlights some important and practical lessons, writes health tech chief medical officer Dr Shaun O’Hanlon

We have an obligation to be agents for social justice

The healthcare sector must reach out to other sectors and partner with them to address societal problems, writes Jason Helgerson

Diagnosis and management of deep vein thrombosis

An article looking at the diagnosis and management of this potentially fatal but treatable condition


IBS – diagnosis and the role of faecal calprotectin

To scope or not to scope: is faecal calprotectin the answer?

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Treatments recommended for renal cell cancer and chronic plaque psoriasis; lower dose recommended for rheumatoid arthritis treatment; measures introduced to ensure safe use of Keppra oral solution

Optimising clinical outcomes for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms - part 1

This video course gives an overview of the most recent clinical advances in the field of Ph-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. Part 1 focuses on polycythemia vera

Optimising clinical outcomes for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms - part 2

This video course gives an overview of the most recent clinical advances in the field of Ph-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. Part 2 focuses on myelofibrosis

Behaviour change during a consultation

There are undoubtedly times when a patient will be more receptive to advice on change. However, cessation should not be regarded as a dichotomous process but rather as a continuum that entails several stages.

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE recommends dapagliflozin and apremilast, and calls for better mental health care of adults in criminal justice system and children in care

Medical Expo

Do you think the planned CQC fee increases are justified? (See OnMedica News 21/10)

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