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Latest news - Sunday, 23 October 2016

CQC fee hike plans will hobble frontline care, GP leaders warn

General practice annual share set to rise from £21m to £37.5m

Test everyone with bowel cancer for inherited syndrome, NICE urges

Lynch syndrome accounts for 1 in 30 tumours and heightens risk of other cancers

Unprecedented set of risk factors looming over nursing workforce

Governments need to act now to ensure supply of safe staffing levels, warns RCN

First successful repair of damaged knee cartilage using nasal cells

But much larger studies needed to confirm potential use in routine clinical practice

Mums-to-be with diabetes ill-prepared to cope with increased complications risk

Poorly controlled blood sugar, low uptake of folic acid, late access to care, national audit shows


MAP conference 2016

Proving the potential of personalised medicine

Testosterone for menopausal women

Should we be prescribing more of it?

An app to cut down on drinking

Could an app help people cut down on drinking and lower their cancer risk?

On The Pulse - September 2016

Statins: review claims benefits underestimated and harms exaggerated


How should doctors complete their Conflict of Interest form?

MS nurse deficit in UK

64% of people with MS live an area lacking specialist care

Public unaware obesity causes cancer

And that's really worrying, says Cancer Research UK


Cures and solutions for diabetes — but not for all

Dr Ralph Abraham from The London Diabetes Centre discusses the opportunities and challenges in diabetes care

Personalising support for people living with autism

As the fourth autism self-assessment questionnaire is due for completion in October, Sean McLaughlin, ADASS co-lead for autism and learning disability policy, reflects on progress

Making personal health budgets work for all

Colin Royle reflects on how personal health budgets can offer more flexibility even for those who don’t feel confident in taking more control of their care

Reality check - what the Wachter Review means for IT in the NHS

Professor Robert Wachter’s review of progress towards a digitised NHS highlights some important and practical lessons, writes health tech chief medical officer Dr Shaun O’Hanlon

We have an obligation to be agents for social justice

The healthcare sector must reach out to other sectors and partner with them to address societal problems, writes Jason Helgerson

Barrett’s oesophagus

This article reviews the diagnosis and management of Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition which predisposes to the development of oesophageal carcinoma


Drug and Therapeutics Update

Treatments recommended for renal cell cancer and chronic plaque psoriasis; lower dose recommended for rheumatoid arthritis treatment; measures introduced to ensure safe use of Keppra oral solution

Optimising clinical outcomes for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms - part 1

This video course gives an overview of the most recent clinical advances in the field of Ph-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. Part 1 focuses on polycythemia vera

Optimising clinical outcomes for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms - part 2

This video course gives an overview of the most recent clinical advances in the field of Ph-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. Part 2 focuses on myelofibrosis

Behaviour change during a consultation

There are undoubtedly times when a patient will be more receptive to advice on change. However, cessation should not be regarded as a dichotomous process but rather as a continuum that entails several stages.

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE recommends dapagliflozin and apremilast, and calls for better mental health care of adults in criminal justice system and children in care

Diagnosis and management of deep vein thrombosis

An article looking at the diagnosis and management of this potentially fatal but treatable condition

Medical Expo

Do you think vulnerable GP practices receive adequate support? (See OnMedica News 13/10)

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