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Latest news - Friday, 26 April 2019

RCP urges an end to blame implications of ‘burnout’

Healthcare staff ‘injured’ by worsening pressures of workforce shortages and emergency admissions

Pension tax rules threaten NHS as doctors ‘won’t work for nothing’

Doctors doing overtime to cut waiting lists and help NHS can end up ‘paying for the privilege’ warns BMA

Free personal care would be fairer and cut NHS pressures

Proposals to cap care costs would leave most older people still at risk of ‘catastrophic costs’

Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’

Healthcare professionals remain the most trusted source of information – social media comes bottom

Under-fives must play more and spend less time sitting with screens

WHO guidelines call for young children to be more active and get good sleep to be healthy


The rise of food allergies

Gerry Morrow reviews the evidence-based approach to diagnosis

Institutional sexism

“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.”

A good day

Essential to build so called ‘resilience’, but all too rare in the pressurised NHS environment

It’s time to let young people customise healthcare!

Dominique Thompson discusses how they are the future of healthcare and the NHS

On The Pulse – March 2019

Diagnosing brain tumours in primary care: how to reduce missed opportunities


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

Prostate cancer in Scotland: an evolutionary journey

Clinical nurse specialist Karen Walker explores the evolutionary journey of prostate cancer within hospitals and how the development of new technologies and treatments has contributed to improvements in outcomes

Is there a role for lay members in ICSs and ICPs

With the introduction of integrated care systems and integrated care partnerships, Susanne Hasselmann, outgoing chair of NHSCC’s lay member network, looks at the value lay members bring to the NHS

Improving the health and wellbeing of 1.5m NHS employees

Anya Gopfert is a junior doctor and also a clinical fellow at the Health Foundation, where she focuses on the role of the NHS in prevention and improving health. The Health Foundation spoke to her about how the NHS can develop its role as a healthy employer.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

A comprehensive review of ADHD, fully reviewed by NICE, including the latest NICE guidance as well as exclusive diagnosis and treatment algorithms developed by OnMedica


Drug and Therapeutics Update - 26th April

NICE final guidance recommends brentuximab vedotin for CD30‑positive cutaneous T‑cell lymphoma; MHRA issues medicines defect information for Ativan 4mg/1ml Solution for injection

Multiple sclerosis

A clinical overview of MS, for which patients often need a great deal of support. Early diagnosis of MS as well as relapses is very important, so a thorough understanding of all aspects of the condition is essential

A presentation of urinary incontinence

A 44-year-old lady has been incontinent of urine suddenly without notice. She has also been dropping things or bumping into stationary objects. A neurological examination reveals she has slightly reduced muscle strength in one arm

Recommended physical activity levels

A 43-year-old gentleman comes to have a health check. His blood pressure is slightly raised at 150/89, but ambulatory blood pressure monitoring comes back as 132/87. He asks about what he can do to keep his blood pressure down

Drug and Therapeutics Update - 19th April

Tildrakizumab and certolizumab pegol recommended for severe plaque psoriasis in NICE final guidance; AWMSG recommends blinatumomab for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Multiple myeloma

A 72-year-old lady initially presented with back pain and increasing lethargy. Routine blood tests showed her to have hypercalcaemia. She has recently been diagnosed with myeloma and wants to know more about the condition

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