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Latest news - Wednesday, 23 January 2019

BMA welcomes government decision to drop settled status fee

EU nationals wishing to remain in the UK post-Brexit has been told to pay £65 fee to apply for settled status

Molecular profiling could pick up lung cancer earlier

Genetic differences identified in precancerous lesions that progress to cancer could also lead to new treatments

Blood test detects Alzheimer's years before symptoms

Changes in levels of a protein might reveal onset of disease more than 10 years before symptoms appear

Rise of child health on political agenda threatened

Political uncertainty over Brexit and public health cuts pose risk to progress, RCPH says

NHS England beats off drug company challenge

High Court dismisses AbbVie’s case against NHS England’s hepatitis C programme


Providing support for doctors

Working in the NHS can be very challenging - the AoMRC lists some resources that can help

NHS 10 Year Plan: the view from my desk

James Booth scans the horizon as the ship rides the stormy sea

Trying to be optimistic

Phil Hammond reflects on the NHS Plan - ‘the latest attempt to get us to put our cynicism to one side’

New dads are no longer to suffer in silence

The new NHSE screening programme is a step in the right direction


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

Why inventory management is integral to healthcare efficiencies

Monika Nott, inventory management improvement project lead at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, explains how their initiative is an integral part of the trust’s improvement plans

The diagnosis you fear to make and fear to miss

Cancer from a GP's perspective

South Tyneside’s Canterbury Tales

The development of integrated care systems signals a move to a different way of working between organisations in the NHS and local authorities


An overview of the processes of grieving, with a useful list of the risk factors for an abnormal response to bereavement


Dengue fever

Dengue is a fast emerging pandemic-prone viral disease in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa, the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, South-East Asia and Western Pacific region

Dengue fever

A 19-year-old complains of a flu-like illness, with a sudden onset high fever, headache and myalgia. He has recently returned from holiday in Madeira

Tapeworm infection

A review of the presentation, diagnosis, management and prevention of this parasitic infection which WHO declared a major neglected tropical disease in 2010

Drug and Therapeutics Update - 18th January

NICE recommends perfusion technique for use under special arrangements in final guidance; SMC accepts pertuzumab for combination first-line treatment of breast cancer; DDA issues advice for expected supply shortage of Clexane

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


A 20-year-old man presents with a worsening cough. On examination, you hear bibasal crackles. He also has a raised JVP

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