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Latest news - Thursday, 30 June 2016

RCGP offers GP returners a year’s free membership

College aims to encourage more GPs into 'return to practice' schemes across the UK

NHS faces unpredictable outcomes following Brexit vote

EU has subtle and far-reaching effects on health sector, beyond purely economic factors

Persistent HPV raises risk of anal and genital cancers

Anogenital cancer risk can remain elevated 20 years or more after HPV infection

Benefits of exercise training in women with fatty liver disease

Aerobic exercise cut waist size, improved cholesterol and cardiopulmonary performance

Signage increased share of spending on fruit and veg

People spent same overall, but more on fruit and veg, when arrows directed them around store


Expert advice

Who knows what leaving the EU will mean for the NHS

On The Pulse - June 2016

Stem-cell transplantation for multiple sclerosis

Dashboard medicine

A sensible summary of clinical markers can be a useful form of feedback to doctors

Rising costs of generic medications

Louise Newson discusses how some entrepreneurs have made a fortune by exploiting a loophole in NHS pricing rules

Diabetes: setting the record straight

Healthcare professionals discuss some of the biggest myths surrounding diabetes care

Would Brexit destabilise the NHS?

The answer cannot be looked at solely by the amount of money we give over to the EU elite

Reducing cancer risk more than ‘just a walk in the park’

The science behind headlines claiming physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer


How do we develop primary care centres for an ageing population?

Andrew Darke explores how to develop a primary care infrastructure that will cater for an ageing population

Ealing’s integrated care journey: learning from international models

As part of NHS England's new care models programme, vanguards and integrated care pioneers have been working with international care model experts to share and adapt good practice

Dementia care – tending the roots of identity

Jon Rouse discusses the new report: ‘Dementia: equity and rights’, which demonstrates why there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to dementia care

Meeting cancer promises and more – a new model for NHS diagnostics?

The government is making serious pledges to improve cancer survival. A new model for NHS diagnostics is needed to follow through, writes Jane Rendall, managing director at Sectra

Striving for excellence and valuing general practice

The Quality and Outcomes Framework has had many proponents and detractors since its introduction over a decade ago, and there’s a great deal we can learn from our experience of it, says Prof Niro Siriwardena

STPs can help CCGs deliver eye care at scale

Sustainability and transformation plans have real potential to improve the coordination of patient care, says the head of the Local Optical Committee Support Unit, Katrina Venerus, enabling commissioners to finally crack a tricky nut

Chronic heart failure – a review and update

This article reviews the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment of this condition affecting an estimated 900,000 people in the UK


Breastfeeding issues

A case history exploring the diagnosis and management of common breastfeeding problems, with helpful advice for nursing mothers

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE approves melanoma drugs, sets standards for breast cancer, bronchiolitis and elderly care; MHRA issues warning on canagliflozin

Postnatal depression

This course looks at the diagnosis and management of depression following delivery including rating scale assessment

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE supports use of the GreenLight XPS laser system; US FDA approves new obesity treatment device; recall of methylphenidate hydrochloride capsules

Gestational trophoblastic disease

This case history gives an overview of the condition, its diagnosis and management and includes practical issues such as further contraceptive advice and prognosis

Drug and Therapeutics Udpate

New interactive tool to judge mental capacity; views sought on carers’ strategy; bursaries for palliative care; changes to Scottish cervical screening programme

Recurrent miscarriage

This case history covers the known risk factors, aetiology, investigation and management of recurrent miscarriage

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Guidance on tuberculosis updated; review begins on first-in-human clinical trials; migraine treatment approved but with special arrangements

Medical Expo

Do you think the NHS will benefit from 'Brexit'? (See OnMedica News 27/06)

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