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Latest news - Thursday, 26 March 2015

NHS faces accelerating decline as election approaches

Coalition leaves health service ‘under significant strain’ says King’s Fund report

Doctors demand end to A&E game-playing

Crisis needs serious debate on long-term solutions, not sticking-plaster policies and bail-outs

GMC may appeal against too-lenient tribunal decisions

Parliament approves changes that could see tribunals award costs against GMC or doctors

Promote exercise not surgery to cut obesity and diabetes, say MPs

Select Committee asks why bariatric surgery is prioritised over other evidence-based interventions

Mums report more gut symptoms in toddlers with autism

Treating GI symptoms in toddlers with ASD could improve wellbeing and behaviour

Blogs

Dioxins and cancer

Another piece of the chemical puzzle

On The Pulse - 20th March 2015

New ways to diagnose heart failure

Fat doctors

Louise Newson discusses a new national scheme encouraging weight loss

On The Pulse - 13th March 2015

The hidden cost of early hospital discharge

Diagnosing cancer early

How far have we come?

On The Pulse - 06th March 2015

Early dietary exposure to peanuts reduces likelihood of allergy

On The Pulse - 27th February 2015

Interpreting blood-stained CSF

Recruitment crisis

Louise Newson discusses the role of female GPs in the recruitment crisis

In a league of our own

John Cormack discusses the funding disparities between general practices

On The Pulse - 20th February 2015

Resuscitation of children after drowning

Views

Understanding individuals

Wayne Parslow details what the NHS could soon achieve as it embraces population health management

The 'worried well'

Claire Surr, Professor of Dementia Studies at Leeds Beckett University, discusses the recent news about the high proportion of the ‘worried well’ swamping dementia diagnostic services

NHS governors

The Forward View speaks volumes about the importance of NHS governors, writes Jackie Hurrell

Five Year Forward View

Two fundamental issues need to change in order for the NHS to drive positive action: funding and governance

The future hospital

The NHS Five Year Forward View set out a range of models of care that local areas are being encouraged to develop over the next few years

The A&E ‘crisis’

Frankly, we’re making a drama out of an A&E ‘crisis’, writes Dr Darren Kilroy

Revisions to EU data protection

These could have a profound impact on the NHS, says Karen Thomson

Who will lead the way to patient-centred care?

The primary care workforce needs to be empowered to lead the change, says Dr Nav Chana

Tackling tuberculosis

Tackling TB is one of seven key priorities for Public Health England and "it’s a public health problem that we absolutely have to overcome"

Cancer Drugs Fund decision

‘How can we deliver personalised treatment with an impersonal funding system?’asks Peter Johnson, chief clinician at Cancer Research UK

Colorectal cancer

This is a course reviewing the facts about colorectal cancer, including: presenting features, diagnostic investigations, treatment options, prognosis and surveillance

Learning

Breast cancer

This article covers the risk factors, assessment and further management for suspected breast cancer

Drug and Therapeutics Update

JCVI recommends MenW immunisation programme for teenagers and PHE publishes details of success of HPV immunisation programme in adolescent girls

Making sense of the new LABAs and LAMAs for COPD

What’s different and what’s the same about new inhaled long-acting bronchodilators for COPD

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Positive Early Access to Medicines scientific opinion given to Pembrolizumab; quality standard for maternal and child nutrition available for consultation; SMC approves treatment for DVT

Irritable bowel syndrome

This course looks at the diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE calls for action on medicines optimisation; new hepatitis C drug option for NHS; US approves new antibacterial medicine

Malaria prophylaxis

Several short case histories covering malaria prophylaxis in different situations

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE issues first guideline on diagnosis and management of bladder cancer and recommends sofosbuvir and simeprevir for hepatitis C

Wound management in general practice

An article on the key areas of wound management in general practice

 

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