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NHS set to lose over 2,000 European GPs if status isn’t protected during Brexit

GP shortage will deepen and leave 3 million patients doctorless, warns RCGP

Pharmacists lose battle to overturn government cuts to community pharmacy

But ruling establishes legal principle to consider impact of health policies on most vulnerable

E-health device helps heart failure patients better manage their condition

Preliminary research shows promising results for touch screen/weighing scale aid

Widespread public support for tax hike to fund NHS

Representative poll shows nearly two thirds of respondents back the move

Plain pack regulations for cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco in force

As of Saturday 20 May, all UK retailers must comply with the new standards


From lab to clinic

The journey of a potential new breast cancer treatment

Rogue breast surgeon

What was his motive?

ANGST ridden

The dangers of 'Amplified Negativity Generating Story Transfixion'

Lung cancer blood test

Experimental test could predict relapse

On The Pulse - April 2017

Levothyroxine’s benefits in subclinical hypothyroidism in doubt

The happiness equation

A look at what can be done to increase levels of contentment in primary care

Gastric band surgery

Should we be offering it more to our obese patients?

Brexit: what’s next for UK science and patients?

Prof Peter Johnson looks at what the negotiations could mean for cancer


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

Making mental health patients’ voices heard in the 2017 general election

Dr Jed Boardman outlines how mental health trusts can help patients under their care exercise their right to vote

Getting to grips with fitness to practise investigations

Receiving a letter from the GMC questioning fitness to practise is a stressful time for doctors. Marie Dancer, fitness to practise specialist, gives an overview of the investigation process

The value of lay members

The move toward place-based planning across the health sector places accountability and governance at the centre of debate. Lay members, according to Susanne Hasselmann, will be crucial in making sure local areas get it right

Integrated health and social care workforces is the future

Jon Parry, principal research manager at Skills for Health and Justice, reveals the findings of new research into the future of care provision in the UK

Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer

With rising demand for health services putting pressure on resources, it is more important than ever to make sure services are cost-effective and efficient

Rheumatoid arthritis

A comprehensive review of the presentation, diagnosis and management of RA


Drug and Therapeutics Update

European Commission launches first formal investigation into excessive drug pricing by a pharmaceutical company

Sleep problems in babies, infants and toddlers

This article describes normal sleep patterns, and reviews the recognition, assessment and management of sleep problems

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Chronic hepatitis C drug recommended under EAMS; ALS treatment approved by FDA; explanatory guide on biosimilars issued

Hyperthyroidism: diagnosis and management

A guide to the diagnosis, investigation and management of overactive thyroid

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE quality standard on osteoporosis published; Brexit meeting held by EMA; updated medical device alert issued on battery management of insulin pumps

Managing sports injuries: lateral and medial elbow pain

This article covers the symptoms, management and prognosis of lateral and medial epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE approves new drugs for psoriasis, MS and liver disease; EMA urges parents to combat vaccine fears to protect children

End-organ damage in hypertension

This article looks at the damage that raised blood pressure can cause in different systems of the body

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