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Latest news - Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Most GPs in Wales concerned about patient care this winter

GPs say increasing workload will negatively affect ability of stretched workforce to deliver patient care

Deprivation cuts 10 years off healthy life in England

Having four or more health conditions triples number of primary care appointments per year

Exercise intervention benefits elderly in hospital

Those who did resistance, balance and walking exercises had better functional capacity at discharge

Major trauma linked to higher risk of mental illness and suicide

Suicide risk is greater among people who’ve had concussion, but absolute risk of suicide remains low

CPR kiosks effective in teaching the public hands-only CPR

Hands-only CPR training kiosks can increase bystander intervention and improve survival of cardiac arrest


What do you think of when you think of ADHD?

Dominique Thompson highlights how clinicians can help patients achieve great(er) things

Tackling low workforce morale in the NHS

“Attracting and retaining staff requires a positive working environment”

On The Pulse - October 2018

Dual antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation: is shorter treatment safe?


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

This is good news for patients and GPs

Deputy chief pharmaceutical officer Dr Bruce Warner looks at the benefits of relaxing the current criteria for clinical pharmacists in general practice

On and on and on

NHS England’s Personalised Care Group clinical director gives his view on how a personalised self care approach makes self-management achievable and rewarding

Respiratory disease: a suitable case for integrated care?

Mike Morgan, national clinical director for respiratory services at NHS England, outlines the opportunities for improved patient care that have been opened up by the development of integrated care systems

Multiple myeloma

An overview of multiple myeloma, a progressive malignant disease of plasma cells


Chronic myeloid leukaemia

A review of the presentation, investigations and management for this rare type of leukaemia

Acute myeloid leukaemia

A 72-year-old man has been given a diagnosis of AML. He would like more information about his condition.

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

A woman brings her 11-year-old son because he has had four URTIs and two LRTIs in the past six months

Drugs and Therapeutics Update – 9th November

Vyxeos recommended for acute myeloid leukaemia in NICE final draft guidance; heavy menstrual bleeding NICE guideline updated; cannabis-based products: guidance and information on law

Lung cancer

A overview of the third most common cancer in the UK, covering epidemiology, presentation, investigation, staging, management and prognosis

Lung cancer

A 65-year-old man complains of a four-week history of a dry cough. He has smoked for 30 years, having given up five years ago, but he feels generally fit and well

Biological therapies

This article provides an overview of the range of biological therapies that are either in current clinical use or in various stages of study or development

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