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Latest news - Monday, 18 February 2019

Watchdog calls for more diversity at board level

New guide will help trusts appoint allied health professionals to top jobs

Royal colleges back calls for online duty of care

Nurses, psychiatrists and paediatricians say social media companies must do more to protect children

NHS ambulances 'must go green'

Simon Stevens urges manufacturers to develop more environmentally friendly vehicles

Parents of sick babies 'forced to quit work'

Parents of sick babies need more paternity and maternity leave says charity

Short intense exercise regimes may aid weight loss

Researchers find bursts of high intensity interval training may be better than longer workouts

Blogs

Can medicine be cured?

Questioning the established wisdom of medicine

Experts in our patients

With the advent of GP At Hand and the ilk, James Booth reflects on a skill worth guarding

Screen time - a moral panic for the 21st century?

Why moderation may be the safest approach

Remedy quest

When obtaining medicine becomes an epic journey

Views

Join the OnMedica Media Panel

OnMedica has launched a media panel that will enable its members to air their views to the media on topical healthcare issues in the UK

More than just a job

Dr Rick Fraser, chief medical officer at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, describes the far-reaching benefits of what is not just a job

Ending the postcode lottery of stroke care

The chief executive of the Stroke Association looks at how integrated care systems provide a golden opportunity to improve stroke care and services both locally and nationally and make NHS Long Term Plan aspirations a reality

Hypertension: what’s new and how might this impact practice?

A review of new evidence around management and how this can guide current consultations with hypertensive patients ahead of NICE’s upcoming guidance update

Learning

Drug and Therapeutics Update - 15th February

Perjeta now recommended for new breast cancer indication in NICE final draft guidance but Tecentriq not recommended for lung cancer in draft guidance; Class 2 medicines recall on some irbesartan tablets

A presentation of urinary incontinence

A 44-year-old has been incontinent of urine suddenly. She has been dropping things or bumping into stationery objects. A neurological examination reveals she has slightly reduced muscle strength in one arm and reduced coordination in one hand

Multiple sclerosis

A clinical overview of MS, for which patients often need a great deal of support. Early diagnosis of MS as well as relapses is very important, so a thorough understanding of all aspects of the condition is essential

Guttate psoriasis

A 37-year-old gentleman presents with a rash which has been present for seven days. On examination he has multiple small, erythematous plaques on his chest and back with a small amount of scale visible on close inspection

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