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Latest news - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

General practice teaching ‘seriously underfunded’

Study shows wide variations across the UK

Transformation of Welsh Primary Care - too slow

Wales auditor general calls for greater pace

Abortion is decriminalised in Northern Ireland

Advice to medics issued prior to changes

LGBT people ‘let down’ in health and social care

Changes needed for LGBT-inclusive care

X-rays inadequate to diagnose lung cancer

GPs could consider additional imaging



Carrie MacEwen discusses the critical role of leaders in delivering frontline care

Taking back control Part 2

Phil Hammond calls for us to step up, find our voices, and rekindle our communities

Home Office woes

Overseas healthcare professionals: desperately needed, yet no longer welcomed?


Why we need to protect the 'engine rooms' of developing STP/ICS partnerships

Nick Ville, director of Membership and Policy at NHS Confederation, reflects on the 'engine room' of developing STP/ICS partnerships, their fragility and why they are too important not to be properly resourced

Artificial intelligence in the NHS: getting the priorities right

The NHS’s new AI lab needs to focus on the needs of patients and the health system

Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care

Dawn Butler of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Sarah Walter of the NHS Confederation explore what we can learn from Torbay’s experience as an integrated care organisation operating within a challenged national context.

ERS 2019: news highlights

Review the findings of some of the latest research presented at this year’s European Respiratory Society International Congress

2019 ESMO Congress: news round-up

Review the findings of key research presented at the latest Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology


Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes

A 24-year-old lady is 34 weeks pregnant with her second baby, she has been experiencing some fluid loss coming from her vagina. She is otherwise feeling well and is feeling frequent foetal movements. You refer her urgently to the local obstetric unit

Preterm labour and birth

An article on the definition and management of labour prior to 37 weeks gestation

Drug and Therapeutics Update – 18th October

Rivaroxaban recommended by NICE for preventing atherothrombotic events in people with coronary or peripheral artery disease; Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Xonvea 10 mg/10 mg gastro-resistant tablets

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