News and Events

Report aims to reduce diabetes inequalities June 2017 A report revealed shocking statistics about people living in deprived areas. People in these areas are 2.5 times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. They are also over three times more likely to... Read More →
Report aims to reduce diabetes inequalities June 2017 A report revealed shocking statistics about people living in deprived areas. People in these areas are 2.5 times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. They are also over three times more likely to... Read More →
Guidelines for management of the hot swollen joint in adults June 2017 Hot swollen joint is a common condition and has a wide differential diagnosis. The most serious is septic arthritis, but other underlying diagnoses include crystal arthritis, reactive arthritis and... Read More →
Pompe disease resource June 2017 A website has been launched by Genzyme to offer in-depth information about Pompe disease, a rare and debilitating illness. The site, entitled Pompe Community, also offers resources and support to... Read More →
Kinase Inhibitor is Highly Active in MET-amplified Gastric Cancer June 2017 An investigational kinase inhibitor that blocks the MET signaling pathway is highly active and well tolerated in patients with gastric and related cancers that have amplification of the MET gene,... Read More →
NIHSeniorHealth adds Information on Paget's disease June 2017 Information about Paget?s disease of bone has been added to NIHSeniorHealth. The website is a joint effort of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), which... Read More →
Inappropriate Aspirin Use for CVD Prevention June 2017 Among patients without cardiovascular disease (CVD) and low 10-year CVD risk, the risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic strokes associated with aspirin use outweigh any potential... Read More →
Common Crossroads In Diabetes Management June 2017 The prevalence and impact of type 2 diabetes are reaching epidemic proportions in the United States. Data suggest that effective management can reduce the risk for both microvascular and... Read More →
Alcohol CampaignTo Educate UK Consumers June 2017 A campaign which aims to tell drinkers how many units are in their drinks and help them stick to their limits was launched recently. The Know Your Limits campaign - the biggest alcohol awareness... Read More →
Ensuring World Class Primary Care For Black And Ethnic Minority People June 2017 The 2007 GP Patient Survey highlighted significant variations between GP practices in levels of patient satisfaction, together with lower satisfaction rates for people from some BME groups. In... Read More →
Evaluation Of Early Medical Abortion (EMA) Pilot Sites June 2017 An evaluation report published by the Department of Health to assess the safety, effectiveness and acceptability of early medical abortions (EMAs) in non-traditional settings, and to help establish... Read More →

Resources

An Easy Guide to Cervical Screening June 2017 A leaflet has been produced by and for women with learning difficulties

An easy guide to cervical screening is available to download in PDF fo Read More →
Managing Medicines Across Health Organisations June 2017 Many patients have their care delivered in more than one healthcare setting, it is therefore essential that medicines are managed across these differ Read More →
AAKP Anaemia Brochure June 2017 In keeping with its mission to help patients deal with the physical, emotional and social impact of kidney disease, the American Association of Kidne Read More →
Interventions For Behaviour Change In Low-Income Groups June 2017 A paper examining how to encourage people to adopt healthy behaviours has been published by the King?s Fund. It is the second in the ?Kicking Bad Hab Read More →
Supporting Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse June 2017 A Scottish Government booklet offers advice on understanding the needs of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, how best to raise this Read More →
Guidance On The Care Of Gender Variant People June 2017 Gender variant (trans or transgender) people are relatively rarely seen in GP surgeries. Many GPs say that they lack the knowledge to treat those exp Read More →
Assessing Osteoporosis Risk For Older Men June 2017 Osteoporosis is a serious health issue for men, as well as for women, yet it's "substantially underdiagnosed, undertreated and underreported" among m Read More →
Strategies For Communicating Contraceptive Effectiveness June 2017 A Cochrane review discusses strategies for communicating contraceptive effectiveness.

The authors searched the computerised databases MEDLINE, Read More →
Self-Assessment Tool for Improving the Quality of Services to Children and Young People June 2017 A self-assessment tool has been designed to assist in assessing their knowledge and capability to commission children?s and young people?s services. Read More →
Long Term Conditions Compendium Of Information June 2017 A document has been published which updates the first compendium of information on long term conditions (LTCs) published in May 2004. It aims to furt Read More →
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