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Latest news - Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A&E doctors call for co-located primary care

GPs should be based near A&E for better patient care

Many thousands join second nationwide NHS strike

Unions ensure impact on patients is minimised

New approach to improve care of older people

CQC will work with helpline to boost care for elderly

E-cigarettes are not attracting new smokers

ONS figures show a fall in smoking to 19%

Lower levels of cervical screening in women under 30

Highest levels shown amongst women aged 50 to 54


Today’s NHS – Part 2

The extinction of small practices

On The Pulse - 21st November 2014

Questions about antibiotic prophylaxis for dental procedures

On The Pulse - 14th November 2014

Oral contraceptives carry no long-term increase in risk for all-cause mortality

Payment for diagnosing dementia

Should this be allowed?

Simon Says

‘Eat Less, Move More, Pay More, Measure More, Compete More’

On The Pulse - 07th November 2014

Co-trimoxazole dangerous when combined with ACE inhibitors or ARBs


When medics face great personal risk in the line of duty

On The Pulse - 31st October 2014

Self-harm in adolescents predicts later mental health problems


Pharmacy could ‘save’ the NHS

Pharmacists are perfectly placed to help relieve both the financial and GP recruitment crises, argues Graham Phillips

Why engage patients in decisions about their care?

One of the key themes of the Five Year Forward View is to empower patients. To achieve this vision will require the NHS to ‘do more to support people to manage their own health'

Paving the way towards integrated care

Dr Joel Ratnasothy examines how population health data could help drive step-change towards integrated care

Workforce optimisation

Amanda Bassett and Laurence Ansell examine how employee engagement and workforce intelligence systems can help NHS organisations satisfy divergent Quality and Cost objectives

Clinical research

Momentous changes to EU rules will finally unleash the NHS' clinical research potential, says Elisabetta Zanon

Making the case for local tobacco control

For nearly 20 years England has been doing great work to tackle the harms caused by smoking

Leading the way with NHS Screening Programmes

The UK National Screening Committee, part of Public Health England, is 'recognised worldwide as a best practice model for screening policy and implementation'

A burning platform – maximising the nursing contribution to the antimicrobial resistance challenge

Nurses and midwives are a vital resource for tackling this huge public health challenge for the 21st century


This case history deals with the diagnosis and management of adult migraine and also covers the differential diagnosis of acute painless monocular visual loss



This article reviews the causes and categorisation of hypoglycaemia in diabetic and non-diabetic patients

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE to issue new guidelines to tackle antibiotic resistance; guidelines on anaemia management up for consultation; and MHRA...

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

A summary of the diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Subclinical hypothyroidism

This article covers the definition, investigations and management of patients with suspected subclinical hypothyroidism

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE supports technologies for burn healing and pressure ulcer prevention; EMA reviews ivabradine safety; and SIGN updates asthma...

Antibiotic resistance

This article outlines the current situation regarding antibiotic resistance and provides an overview of its aetiology. It outlines...

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE and the SMC recommend dabigatran for the treatment and prevention of blood clots; and PHE updates its...

Adhesive capsulitis

A review article outlining the clinical features and treatment options of this self-limiting shoulder condition with a comprehensive...

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Strengthened warnings for Iclusig; new quality standard on gallstone disease; and changes to product information for polymyxins ...

Diagnosis and evaluation of depression in adults

This article reviews the assessment of depression and suicide risk according to NICE guidance

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