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Latest news - Sunday, 18 August 2019

CCGs offered help tackling neurological conditions

Better care for Parkinson’s, MS and motor neurone disease

GP surgeries part of pilots to boost care for LD patients

New system could flag a patient’s learning disability to clinicians

Health checks could become more personalised

Government plans end to 'one size fits all' health checks

Impact of spending on mental health is unclear

11% of NHS budget in Wales spent on mental health

Lyme disease more likely to affect older, wealthy white women

Disease most common in women aged 61 to 65

Blogs

Comedy politicians

When politics becomes show business, beware, warns Phil Hammond

If the NHS was a desert island…

What would you bring with you?

On The Pulse - July 2019

Current statin use associated with lower risk of biliary tract cancers

Exploring hunches

Some of the very best of primary care lies in deductive work

The doctor is in (the cloud)

Chris Preece tests Amazon Alexa’s new NHS medical advice function

Views

Every government promises to solve the social care crisis. Maybe this one means it

There is a growing awareness of the human cost, not only on those who need care, but also on their families, writes Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, as he looks at the new government and the social care crisis

The excluded middle: Is the 'new money' new or not?

The announcement of a £1.8bn cash injection for NHS capital infrastructure projects has generated lively debate. Ben Gershlick, Senior Economist at the Health Foundation, explores how new the new money is, and if it is enough

How GPs can address Babylon’s burning platform

GPs need to develop unified working and communication practices to make the shift from a corner shop model to one that can compete for the attention of those attracted to online providers such as Babylon, argues Paul Bensley, MD of GP communications solution provider X-on

Asthma

Review the prevalence, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this common respiratory disease, with reference to the latest NICE and SIGN guidance

Learning

Drug and Therapeutics Update - 16th August

NICE final guidance recommends ribociclib with fulvestrant for advanced breast cancer through CDF; SMC accepts Glyxambi® for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults for restricted use

Impetigo

A five-year-old boy has a two-day history of a crusted rash on his face. He is otherwise well and has been going to school as normal. He has one younger sibling

Prostate cancer diagnosis and management

A comprehensive review of the epidemiology/aetiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of the most common malignant tumour diagnosed in men in the UK, with reference to NICE guidance

Postnatal depression

A 35-year-old lady has recently found out she is pregnant. She had postnatal depression following the birth of her first son. She wants advice about taking antidepressants during the pregnancy

Drug and Therapeutics Update - 9th August

NICE recommends cemiplimab for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma through CDF in final guidance; MHRA announces supply problems with total parenteral nutrition bags

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