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Latest news - Friday, 24 March 2017

GP inspections to include new checks on equality

Primary care must offer better access to migrants and travellers

Less than half of babies breastfed after two months

Survey shows mothers have various fears over breastfeeding

Red blood cell manufacture breakthrough

Blood mass production could be possible

Experts warn new TB drugs’ effectiveness could be lost

Global rise of drug-resistant TB is at a crossroads, says report

GPs nominated for national NHS awards

Three CCG nominations in NHS Sustainability Awards shortlist


Can super-hub practices work?

An analysis of the vision of an ‘at-scale’ GP collaborative

Targeting cancer cell suicide

A TRAIL of two faces

The NHS march

Were you there?

Vitamin D

What part should GPs be playing to help patients?

The damaging consequences of STPs

How MPs have suddenly woken up to the elephant in the room

No excuses

With some parts of NHS care now 'completely unacceptable', who to blame?

On The Pulse - February 2017

What do we really know about e-cigarettes?

The wrong words

Let’s not use terms relating to health as pejoratives


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

The next generation of prenatal testing: let’s proceed with caution

Catherine Joynson, from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, discusses a new prenatal screening test launching in 2018

Transforming MSK care and patient outcomes

Our challenge is to deliver improved care, says Prof Anthony Woolf, chairman of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

Addressing unwarranted variation in care

NHS RightCare delivery partner Steve Sparks shares how NHS England's programme is helping local health economies derive the best possible value for their populations

Addressing the challenges of new technologies in the NHS

Dr Guy Wood-Gush, CEO of Deontics, welcomes positive moves to bring digital health into the frontline of care delivery, but fears the NHS may get left behind if it does not make its data work harder

Brexit white paper unveiled: what next for the NHS?

Elisabetta Zanon takes a look at how exiting the EU will impact the health sector

The electrocardiogram (ECG) - interpretation

This article outlines how to interpret ECG recordings and gives some helpful examples of normal and abnormal readings


Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE recommends anastrozole for postmenopausal women with a family history of breast cancer

Sexually transmitted infections

This article reviews the presentation diagnosis and management of some common STIs

Chlamydia trachomatis infection

This article reviews the screening, testing and treatment of chlamydia infection, which is the most common bacterial STI in the UK

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Changes to NICE’s drug evaluation process; new options for uveitis recommended; MHRA supports dupilumab for atopic dermatitis

Diagnosing a transient ischaemic attack

It is clinically quite difficult to accurately diagnose a TIA in clinical practice as the diagnosis is largely based on history from the patient. Careful detailed history is therefore essential in any patient with suspected TIA

Drug and Therapeutics Udpate

NICE 2017 Conference to be held in May in Liverpool: 10% DISCOUNT for OnMedica members

Assessing capacity in patients

An assessment that a person lacks capacity has major implications; it gives clinicians influence over that person, and this influence could, potentially, be abused

Smoking cessation

An article on managing smoking cessation in primary care

Medical Expo

Do you think “super-hubs” of general practice will improve patient care? (See OnMedica News 21/03)

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