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Guidance amended on antibiotic prophylaxis for infective endocarditis

NICE has made a small but significant change to its guidance on the use of antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis in cardiac patients undergoing dental procedures.

  • 28 September 2016
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Bowel cancer red flags missed

ONE in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation had at least one "red flag" symptom in the year leading up to their diagnosis in a study funded by Cancer Research UK.

  • 28 September 2016
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New NICE guidance on addressing multimorbidity

Caring for patients with multiple long-term conditions could require billions of pounds in extra health spending by 2018. NICE has issued a new guideline setting out ways to tailor care for adults with multimorbidity.

  • 28 September 2016
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Online patient symptom checker in “digital excellence” plan

PATIENTS in England will be able to check symptoms and get medical advice online as part of a multi-million pound “digital excellence” plan.

  • 21 September 2016
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Predictions of survival in terminal illness often inaccurate

DOCTORS are "frequently inaccurate" when predicting how long patients with terminal illnesses will survive, according to research published by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London.

  • 19 September 2016
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Hip fracture patients need better follow-up

THE acute care of patients with hip fracture has improved in many areas of the UK but not all patients are receiving properly planned care and rehabilitation after leaving hospital.

  • 19 September 2016
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New sepsis toolkit launched by RCGP

A NEW sepsis toolkit to support GPs and healthcare professionals to identify and manage the condition in patients has been launched by The Royal College of General Practitioners.

  • 14 September 2016
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New process to resolve “low-level” GDC complaints

“LOW-LEVEL” dental complaints in England are to be referred to the NHS in a bid to reduce the number of fitness to practise cases.

  • 14 September 2016
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New faculty of dental trainers

A FACULTY to support dental trainers has been established by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

  • 13 September 2016
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Tool to reduce GP prescribing in respiratory tract infections

RESEARCHERS writing in The Lancet have developed a clinical tool to support GPs and their teams in appropriate antibiotic prescribing for young patients with respiratory tract infections.

  • 06 September 2016
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