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Advice On Hormonal Contraceptives And The Safe Use Of Herbal Medicines November 2017 The Drug Safety Update ? published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ? contains information on the use of the antiepileptic agent carbamazepine; how to help patients... Read More →
Common Medications Provide Equal Blood Pressure Control November 2017 Two common classes of blood pressure medications - angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) - are equally effective at controlling high blood... Read More →
Transforming Health Research November 2017 A report has been published describing the progress made by the National Institute for Health Research in implementing the Government?s Best Research for Best Health research... Read More →
Critical Care Contingency Planning Materials November 2017 A set of general principles have been provided to guide all NHS organisations in developing their ability to respond to an emergency where the number of patients substantially exceeds normal... Read More →
Preparedness Of Emergency Departments managing chemical incidents November 2017 A number of significant chemical incidents occur in the UK each year and may require Emergency Departments (EDs) to receive and manage contaminated casualties. Previously UK EDs have been found to... Read More →
NHS And The Pharmaceutical Industry Joint Working Guidance November 2017 The Ministerial Industry Strategy Group published its Long-Term Leadership Strategy for medicines. To encourage joint working between the NHS and pharmaceutical industry it recommended that the... Read More →
Report On NHS Checks For Overseas Staff November 2017 NHS Boards have a high level of compliance with pre-employment screening procedures for staff recruited from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Findings in a report from the Auditor General... Read More →
Cholera A Modern Pandemic In Texts And Images November 2017 The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a new website featuring digitised historical literature on cholera.

Cholera is an acute, painful, and... Read More →
MRSA Report November 2017 A report examining the variation in rates of MRSA between different hospitals between 2001 and 2006 and looking at the factors which have contributed to a 27% fall in the probability that a patient... Read More →
Cognitive decline hastened with greater fluctuations in blood pressure November 2017 It is well established that having high blood pressure - 140/90 mm Hg or higher - can raise the risk of numerous health conditions, including heart attack, stroke, and heart disease.

But... Read More →

Resources

Clean, Safe Care: Reducing Infections And Saving Lives November 2017 A document has been published which draws together recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and improve cleanliness and details Read More →
Emergency Planning For NHS Organisations November 2017 Guidance on arrangements for service provision during a major incident has been published by the Department of Health. It offers advice on planning, Read More →
Breast Cancer Risk November 2017 Breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer diagnosed in women in developed countries of the Western world, with an estimated 232 670 Read More →
Cannabis Smoking And Periodontal Disease Among Young Adults November 2017 A prospective cohort study set out to determine whether cannabis smoking was a risk factor for periodontal disease among young adults. The researcher Read More →
Tackling Healthcare Associated Infections November 2017 Information on recent initiatives to tackle healthcare associated infections and details of new ideas to promote clean and safe treatment have been p Read More →
Safeguarding Children In Whom Illness Is Fabricated Or Induced November 2017 A review of how Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced (2002) report makes a number of proposals for improvement.

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The Case Of Mental Health In English Primary Care November 2017 Little research attention has been given to attempts to implement organisational initiatives to improve quality of care for mental health care, where Read More →
Good Practice In Learning Disability Nursing November 2017 A document has been published to provide good practice guidance to support learning disability nursing to make a major contribution to the health and Read More →
Meducation App November 2017 There are a ton of great medical education resources online but they can be scattered and hard to find. So Meducation does that for you. Meducation, Read More →
Seven Steps to Patient Safety in Mental Health November 2017 The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued patient safety guidance for staff working in the area of mental health and learning disabilities Read More →
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