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Latest news - Monday, 17 June 2019

Avoid ‘no deal’ Brexit, GP leader urges Tory party leader hopefuls

Royal College of GPs also emphasises need to safeguard future of NHS in open letter today

Ischaemic stroke cases set to rise 4% every year over next decade

Total of 3.7 million new cases in US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan and China by 2027, trends analysis suggests

See your GP if you are breathless, patients urged

Millions may be missing out on vital COPD treatment, says the British Lung Foundation

Retention rates for NHS clinicians above UK workforce average

But proportion of public sector workers staying longer than one year lower than in 2012-13, with largest fall for care workers, latest ONS analysis reveals

Health and social care secretary orders review of hospital food safety

Decision follows confirmation that five people have now died in current listeria outbreak

Blogs

Good work – good health

The benefits of an enabling and positive atmosphere on health

ASCO 2019

Targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests

The view from Hammond’s limo

When it comes to poverty in the UK - what do you see?

Embalmed food

What is it about carbs that makes people so angry?

Views

Collaborate, keep control and carry on

In a challenging healthcare environment, Long-Term Partnerships and collaboration might just be the key to helping GPs deliver effective and sustainable primary care services – without relinquishing control, argues Chris Barker.

NHS brain drain is down to punitive pension tax changes

The UK’s National Health Service pension scheme is fast becoming ludicrous, writes NHS Confederation chief executive, Niall Dickson

Targeted therapies – the next step forward for cancer treatment?

Molecular pathologist Prof Gareth Williams discusses the advantages of targeted therapies over chemotherapy and how to determine which targeted therapy to use

The Integrator: Cancer and STPs — 'If you work it out, let me know'

HSJ National Cancer Forum – Expert briefing: Insider tales and must-read analysis on how integration is reshaping health and care systems, NHS providers, primary care, and commissioning.

Learning

Drug and Therapeutics Update – 14th June

NICE recommends ocrelizumab for primary progressive multiple sclerosis in final guidance; SMC accepts nivolumab in combination with ipilimumab for advanced renal cell carcinoma

Bartholin’s cysts and abscesses

Mrs FY goes to see her GP one day with worsening pain and a swelling on the side of her vulva. She is now finding it very hard to even sit down. She is also complaining of some mild vaginal discharge

Pelvic organ prolapse

A summary of the risk factors and management options for this very common condition

Pelvic organ prolapse

A 60-year-old woman gives a three-year history of “something coming down” from her vagina. She has occasional stress incontinence of urine and finds the lump uncomfortable

Insomnia

A 69-year-old lady has had poor sleep since her husband died four years ago. She doesn’t get to sleep until one or two o’clock in the morning and then her sleep is very broken. She is desperate for some medication to help her sleep

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