Prime Minister announces tough new measures to curb inappropriate antibiotic use in the UK
Teenagers and young adults fare worse than young children for many common cancers
BBC investigation finds the NHS spends three times more on private ambulances than four years ago
Charities representing gay men have branded the pilot a ‘stalling tactic’ and say a full programme should be rolled out now
Admissions estimated to be attributable to smoking rise by 5% in ten years
The questionable relation between dietary salt, blood pressure and hypertension
General Practice has lost its identity, says Chris Preece, and unless we do something to address it soon – others will define it for us
How can healthcare systems ensure patients don’t become numbers in a line?
How far away we are from turning science fiction into fact? A look at where the research and technology is at today
Signs that inequalities in health are lessening
Louise Newson discusses how the WHI study has been misinterpreted, resulting in women missing out on the benefits of HRT
A vision of the "rescue" offered by the General Practice Forward View
A patient’s perspective on how to support people with Parkinson’s disease
Can primary care keep rising to the unrelenting stress placed upon it or will it burn out?
The Quality and Outcomes Framework has had many proponents and detractors since its introduction over a decade ago, and there’s a great deal we can learn from our experience of it, says Prof Niro Siriwardena
Sustainability and transformation plans have real potential to improve the coordination of patient care, says the head of the Local Optical Committee Support Unit, Katrina Venerus, enabling commissioners to finally crack a tricky nut
Place-based and integrated care is fashionable in health and social care policy. There are a plethora of initiatives aiming to make them happen. Devolution deals are somewhat different to the other schemes, explains Felicity Dormon.
While GP pressures are almost always characterised in terms of their effect on the clinical workforce, Clare Allcock argues there is a group of professionals essential to the future of general practice who are almost entirely overlooked: practice managers
With a perfect storm engulfing primary care, placing more physiotherapists in GP surgeries could offer a way to turn the tide, writes the head of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Not everyone is happy about personal health budgets. But as CCGs publish local offers, Benjamyn Damazer argues PHBs are central to achieving the people-powered NHS demanded in the Five Year Forward View
Addison’s disease can be very difficult to diagnose in the early stages because the presentation is usually with non-specific features. However early diagnosis is crucial to avoid a potentially fatal adrenal crisis.
NICE approves three drugs for type 2 diabetes; FDA probes canagliflozin safety; PHE offers Olympics health advice
Nocturnal acid breakthrough occurs in more than 70% of Helicobacter pylori-negative patients on PPI therapy and has clinical consequences, in particular in patients with complicated GORD, Barrett's oesophagus, and oesophageal motility abnormalities
Most thyroid cancers are well-differentiated with an excellent prognosis. But early diagnosis and management to prevent local and distant spread is essential, especially for undifferentiated anaplastic thyroid cancer
Draft NICE guidance highlights health needs of prisoners; expansion of personal health budgets; HIV Prevention Innovation Fund announced
A summary of the latest guidance about Zika virus
New cholesterol drugs recommended; tests to rule out pre-eclampsia; new framework for diabetic foot disease; views sought on death certification
Hypercalcaemia in a patient with cancer usually indicates a poor prognosis but effective treatment can be very beneficial for the patient’s wellbeing
New guidance on microwave ablation; recommendations published on balloon pulmonary angioplasty; new guidance on surgical treatment for sciatica; NICE approves abiraterone for metastatic hormone-relapsed prostate cancer