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Sepsis awareness increase in Scotland

AWARENESS of sepsis and its symptoms has shown small increases in Scotland following a national campaign.

  • 18 September 2018
  • News

Enhanced flu vaccine this winter

A NEW "adjuvanted" flu vaccine will be available in England this winter for those aged 65 and over and other at-risk groups.

  • 14 September 2018
  • News

GMC provides guidance on reflective practice

REFLECTIVE notes do not need to capture full factual details of an experience but should focus on learning or actions taken from a case or situation, says GMC guidance published to reassure registrants in light of the Bawa-Garba case.

  • 12 September 2018
  • News

“Write directly to patients”, doctors advised

HOSPITAL doctors should avoid medical jargon and write outpatient clinic letters in plain English directly to patients, rather than to GPs.

  • 11 September 2018
  • News

Clarity on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis

NEW implementation advice on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis aims to clarify the "non-routine circumstances" in which such treatment might be justified.

  • 29 August 2018
  • News

Two in five GPs have a mental health problem

A SURVEY of GPs conducted by the mental health charity Mind found that 40 per cent said they were experiencing a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • 29 August 2018
  • News

Expansion of electronic prescribing in England

ELECTRONIC prescribing in GP surgeries and pharmacies in England is to be expanded bringing estimated savings of up to £300 million for the NHS by 2021, according to the government.

  • 28 August 2018
  • News

Integrating mental health therapists into primary care

NHS ENGLAND has drawn up new guidance to encourage GP surgeries to integrate mental health therapists into the service they offer patients.

  • 28 August 2018
  • News

Record numbers consulting NHS 111

THE number of patients in England using NHS 111 has grown steadily, with now around 20,000 people every day getting urgent health advice from a doctor, nurse, paramedic or other clinical professional over the phone, according to latest NHS data.

  • 28 August 2018
  • News

Problem pregnancy

...An ultrasound would have revealed an empty uterus and a suboptimal rise in serum beta HCG levels, leading to a diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy...

  • 28 August 2018
  • Case study