News

Proton pump inhibitors use and risk of chronic kidney disease October 2018 Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the widely used drugs available as over the counter for treatment of acid-related gastrointestinal disorders. Concerns have been raised about the risk of... Read More →
Patient safety alert to improve reporting and learning of medical devices incidents October 2018 NHS England and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have jointly issued a patient safety alert to help healthcare providers increase incident reporting for medical devices... Read More →
Institute Of Medical Ethics October 2018 The Institute of Medical Ethics website will serve as a virtual network and resource centre for clinicians, teachers and students interested in medical ethics. It contains sign-posted links to a... Read More →
NHS Stop Smoking Services monitoring guidance October 2018 Guidance has been published for everyone involved in managing, commissioning or delivering NHS stop smoking services. It has been developed by means of a collaboration with representatives from... Read More →
Online Toolkit for Medical Responses to Radiation Emergencies October 2018 The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a downloadable online diagnostic and treatment toolkit designed for health care providers, primarily doctors, who may have to... Read More →
Promoting better care for cancer patients with urgent medical problems September 2018 A toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians aims to improve the care of cancer patients admitted to hospital as an emergency with medical problems due to their cancer or their... Read More →
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) September 2018 New guidelines have been issued on the prevention of secondary disease have been developed following a review of the epidemiology of invasive Hib disease.

Haemophilus influenzae serotype b... Read More →
5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018 September 2018 Recent guidance sets out actions to slow the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance with a focus on antibiotics.

Increasing resistance and a lack of new drugs means a greater risk... Read More →
JCVI statement on the wider use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines September 2018 The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) statement provides advice about the wider use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to older children and adults in clinical risk groups for... Read More →
West Nile virus and solid organ transplantation: SaBTO statement September 2018 This Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) position statement provides information on the West Nile virus and its transmission, and what should be done if a donor... Read More →

Resources

Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations October 2018 The Atlas of Minimally Invasive Surgical Operations is the iOS app version of the reference text of the same name from...
Incisional Hernia Risk Prediction Instrument October 2018 The Hernia Calculator from the University of Pennsylvania Health System was developed from data spanning a 7-year time...
MPS advises GP Registrars on Good Medical Records October 2018 The Medical Protection Society has published the latest issue of GP Registrar, its periodical containing topical...
WISER application for first responders October 2018 WISER is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of...
Journal of Medical Internet Research October 2018 The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in...
Research on treating bacterial meningitis October 2018 Bacterial meningitis in children is a devastating condition, which if left untreated can lead to deafness, seizures,...
Molehill Mountain September 2018 Molehill Mountain is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approaches adapted for autistic people. The app was...
Allergy Action Plans for Children September 2018 New national Allergy Action Plans have been developed by doctors in an effort to protect children at risk of...
National Hip Fracture Database September 2018 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Antibiotic Resistance - a Threat to Global Health Security and the Case for Action September 2018 The UK delegation to the World Health Assembly in Geneva, led by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Chief Medical Officer...
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