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Latest news - Wednesday, 26 June 2019

NHS Property Services ‘lacks power’ to collect rent

GPs owe 30% of outstanding debt, NAO finds

NHS Property Services urged to address GP service fee hike

BMA says legal action will follow, if no action taken

Time to root out bullying in NHS Scotland

Four in 10 doctors bullied at their work

Better cancer treatment remains a ‘major’ public ‘priority’

Cancer care accounts for just 5-7% of NHS budget

£1.5m funding for schemes to tackle child obesity

Projects focus on obesity and health inequality

Blogs

Good work – good health

The benefits of an enabling and positive atmosphere on health

ASCO 2019

Targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests

The view from Hammond’s limo

When it comes to poverty in the UK - what do you see?

Embalmed food

What is it about carbs that makes people so angry?

Views

Collaborate, keep control and carry on

In a challenging healthcare environment, Long-Term Partnerships and collaboration might just be the key to helping GPs deliver effective and sustainable primary care services – without relinquishing control, argues Chris Barker

NHS brain drain is down to punitive pension tax changes

The UK’s National Health Service pension scheme is fast becoming ludicrous, writes NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson

Targeted therapies – the next step forward for cancer treatment?

Molecular pathologist Prof Gareth Williams discusses the advantages of targeted therapies over chemotherapy and how to determine which targeted therapy to use

The Integrator: Cancer and STPs — 'If you work it out, let me know'

HSJ National Cancer Forum – Expert briefing: Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning.

Learning

Meningitis

The mother of a 17-year-old university student phones the surgery as her daughter has become very unwell over the past few hours. She initially complained of a headache but has now become drowsy. Her mother cannot see a rash at all

Peptic ulcer disease

This comprehensive course covers ulcer formation and epidemiology, the route to diagnosis, management options and potential complications

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding

A review of the causes, assessment and treatment of this common medical emergency that has a 10% hospital mortality rate

Drug and Therapeutics Update – 21st June

MHRA issues several drug safety updates, including on direct-acting oral anticoagulants, and GLP-1 receptor agonists; NICE now recommends blinatumomab for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Assessment and management of urinary incontinence in women

Two case histories covering the classification and management options for women with incontinence who present to primary care

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