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Latest news - Friday, 22 August 2014

New drive to make GP information more accessible

NHS England consults on ‘accessible information standard’

Scottish NHS staff pensions will be protected

Reassurances given that independence will not affect pensions

Early obesity raises later risk of dementia

Mid-life obese people three times more likely to develop dementia

‘Suicide tourism’ to Switzerland doubles in four years

Suicide cases rise from 86 to 172, mostly from UK and Germany

Superbug policies questioned by experts

Lack of evidence over effectiveness of MRSA policies


On The Pulse - 22nd August 2014

Managing urinary tract symptoms in older men


A condition still misunderstood by the public

Prostate drug decision

Highlighting urgent need for reform?

On The Pulse - 15th August 2014

Aspirin for the prevention of cancer

Can I trust this doctor?

Do you tell your patients who pays you, and for what?

On The Pulse - 08th August 2014

Reducing cardiovascular risk in diabetes

Foreign bodies

What goes up has to come down

On The Pulse - 01st August 2014

Hepatitis E virus is widespread among blood donors

HPV vaccine

Louise Newson discusses the argument supporting HPV vaccination for boys in UK

On The Pulse - 25th July 2014

No benefits from raising HDL levels


Look to community services to support struggling trusts

Reshaping care to work more effectively and sustainably for the growing number of people with ongoing, complex needs is the way forward - and this will best be met through more community health and social care.

Federations not a miracle answer

Read the results of our latest GP survey which reveals the limitations of collaborative working and highlights GPs’ lack of faith in the unplanned admissions DES, despite high uptake

What does the digital age mean for the public’s health?

What are your favourite examples of digital public health?

Put more trust in NHS trusts

More faith is needed in NHS providers’ ability to get on with the business of delivering change, says Matt Tee

Making Every Contact Count: taking a system wide approach

Sophie Taysom, policy lead for MECC at the Department of Health, explains how interactions with patients and the public can be viewed as an opportunity to promote health and well-being

Health promoting practitioner

Allied health professionals need to realise they don’t have to have public health in their title to be a health promoting practitioner

General practice: what turns success into impending failure

Paul Cook reflects on 25 years as a partner in the same GP practice

Decisions involving life-sustaining treatment

Stephen Evans explains what last month’s Court of Appeal's judgment on DNACPR means for trusts and clinicians, including GPs

Overview of risk assessment and statin therapy

A clinical review looking at QRISK analysis and treatment / monitoring of high risk patients incorporating the July 2014 NICE guidance


Drug and Therapeutics Update

New guidance on early colorectal cancer, prostate drug turned down and Scotland gets new drugs for RA and...

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

A review of this common and important condition and the UK screening programme

Small group learning for the Clinical Skills Assessment

A review article on the use of small group revision for the CSA

Drug and Therapeutics Update

NICE rejects breast cancer treatment on grounds of cost and looks again at two drugs for lung cancer...

Pyoderma gangrenosum

A review of this uncommon ulcerating skin condition causing a sterile neutrophilic dermatosis

A concise guide to the MRCGP

An concise overview of the MRCGP training and assessment system for any new GP registrars starting in practice...

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Online module to curb side effects of anticoagulants; new multiple myeloma guidance; and vaccine schedule updates

Symptom control in palliative care - Part 2

This case history is the second of two modules dealing with symptom control in palliative care

Ebola virus

A short case scenario covering some of the facts about the Ebola virus

Drug and Therapeutics Update

Quality standard published on hepatitis B; EMA approves two new treatments for rare cancers; report on hepatitis C...

Polymyalgia rheumatica

A case looking at the diagnosis and management of polymyalgia, an inflammatory musculoskeletal condition which can severely affect...

Online Medical Device Resource

Medicalexpo - The Online Medical Exhibition

Do you think the new 'special measures' system for GP practices will damage patients’ trust in doctors? (See OnMedica News 14/08)

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