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Latest news - Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Monitor boss says NHS needs annual inflation-proof cash boost

David Bennett fears NHS will struggle to cope with ‘perfect storm’ of pressures

UK watchdog warns of flood of counterfeit dental equipment

Counterfeit x-ray machines emit high levels of radiation and drills could disintegrate in use

RCGP launches £200,000 research appeal

Helen Lester Appeal aims to raise money to improve primary care mental health services

Paralysed man walks after stem cell breakthrough

British researchers developed technique that regenerates damaged central nervous system connections

Doctors stress importance of airport Ebola screening

Without checks, 3 infected passengers per month would take international flights


A chemical ‘breadcrumb trail’

A study shows how a chemical signal may help melanoma cells navigate the world around them

On The Pulse - 17th October 2014

New NICE guidelines for acute heart failure in adults


Is taking people’s temperature good enough screening?

On The Pulse - 10th October 2014

Current UK policy on alcohol pricing unlikely to have much impact


John wasn’t the easiest of patients...

À la recherche du temps perdu

Dr Mitty stared at the desk in his consulting room.“How times have changed” he murmured. The desk said nothing...

On The Pulse - 03rd October 2014

Different interventions for varicose veins are equally effective

Urinary HPV testing

Could it replace cervical smears?


Making the case for local tobacco control

For nearly 20 years England has been doing great work to tackle the harms caused by smoking

Leading the way with NHS Screening Programmes

The UK National Screening Committee, part of Public Health England, is 'recognised worldwide as a best practice model for screening policy and implementation'

A burning platform – maximising the nursing contribution to the antimicrobial resistance challenge

Nurses and midwives are a vital resource for tackling this huge public health challenge for the 21st century

Will collaboration be the hallmark of the future health and care system?

The starting point for any discussion on NHS workforce requirements should be what patients need to get the best possible outcomes, says Karen Middleton

The boardroom paper chase

The monthly board meeting is one of the fundamental aspects of Trust and CCG structure, but it is a structure that has remained completely unchanged. In an era where QIPP targets require consistent attention and decision making, Digital by Default must become a service standard, says Alister Esam.

Could ‘People Pathways’ be part of the answer to the integration question?

Merron Simpson discusses whether ‘People Pathways‘ could be a more constructive vehicle for integrating across silos and improving people’s experience of ‘the system’ as a whole


With the flu season fast approaching, read our updated article looking at the symptoms, diagnosis, management and vaccination of flu


Cardiovascular risk and cholesterol management

This educational module will look at evidence-based cholesterol management and related QOF points

Constipation in infants and children

An overview of the causes, diagnosis, management and prognosis of constipation in children and infants

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE rejects multiple myeloma drug in draft guidance; PRAC recommends strengthening the restrictions on valproate medicines; and SMC...

Scabies in infants and children

An overview of the clinical presentation and management of scabies in children with consideration of treatment, side effects...

Urinary tract infections in children

A clinical summary of urinary tract infections in childhood covering prevalence, presentation, diagnosis, management and investigations

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NHS England consults on changes to Cancer Drug Fund and its strategy for preventing never events; European Medicines...

Osteoporosis - primary prevention

This article looks at primary prevention of osteoporosis including risk factors and interpretation of diagnostic tests

Osteoporosis - treatment options

The second article in a two-part series on osteoporosis. This article looks at both medical and non-medical treatment...

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Speeding up heart attack detection; simplified Yellow Card system; and tackling falls prevention

Heart failure

This case history summarises the presentation, investigation and management of heart failure and includes the latest NICE guidance...

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