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Latest news - Friday, 22 March 2019

GP shortage could triple to 7,000 without decisive action

£900m annual increase needed in the training & development budget for health care workers by 2023/24

NHS England strips Capita of cervical screening contract

BMA says decision ‘is only right’ – it campaigned for Capita to lose contract after shambolic failures

Genetic testing ‘will save NHS time & money’ - Hancock

Increasing numbers of worried patients will visit GPs to discuss borderline results, warns RCGP

Miscarriage risk higher with age and previous pregnancy problems

Risk higher after previous miscarriage and other pregnancy complications and might share underlying causes

ASD risk higher with prenatal exposure to pesticides

ASD more likely in those living close to where common pesticides were used during pregnancy or infancy


The importance of safeguarding

James Booth looks at the issues surrounding child abuse

Downloading the genetic rules of cancer

Scientists are working to document faults in the DNA of cancer cells to help them understand how cancer works

Stand to lose?

Phil Hammond ponders whether it is worth entering the political game

Blackouts or loss of consciousness

The challenge of a definitive diagnosis


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

Artificial intelligence: who’s liable?

Advancements in medical technology can bring huge benefits for patients and clinicians alike – but new approaches can also mean new risks. Dr Helen Hartley, Head of Underwriting Policy at Medical Protection, looks at where the liability lies for artificial intelligence

A day in the life of a GP in 2022

Simon Bradley, GP, shares what his day will look like in the not-so-distant future

Helping GPs to help people live the life they want through a more personalised care approach

Professor Helen Jayne Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, reflects on the recent commitment to make personalised care ‘business as usual’ for 2.5 million people by 2024

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

A comprehensive review of ADHD, fully reviewed by NICE, including the latest NICE guidance as well as exclusive diagnosis and treatment algorithms developed by OnMedica


Managing sports injuries: medial knee pain

A review of the presentation, investigation and management of this common condition which can be caused by a variety of pathologies

Compartment syndrome

A non-smoking 35-year-old woman gives a four-month history of recurrent pain in her lower legs while running. She has no other symptoms and has no pain at rest

Drug and Therapeutics Update - 15th March

Tisagenlecleucel recommended through CDF for relapsed or refractory diffuse large b-cell lymphoma after two or more systemic therapies in final NICE guidance; SIGN guideline on risk reduction and management of delirium published

Lyme disease

This case history looks at tick management, the usual presentation, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease as well as indications for hospital admission

Lyme disease

A 28-year-old man has recently developed a rash. He spent the previous weekend camping. He found and removed a live tick from his left leg. He had a mild fever but is otherwise well

Insect stings

Mrs S. is concerned that her eight-year-old daughter might be allergic to wasps. She was stung a few weeks ago and the site of the bite became very red and swollen around it

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