GMC promises fewer investigations into one-off mistakes
Speedy assessment process has seen more cases closed without going to formal stage Related items fromOnMedica Doctors believe patient care has worsened GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' Plans afoot to end cover-up culture in NHS ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ Scotland to introduce legal requirement on NHS staffing (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Revived' dead pig brains offer new research hopes
Ethicists fear research animals could end up in a 'grey-area - not alive, but not completely dead' Related items fromOnMedica Report helps explain Gulf War illness One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease NICE sets care standards for spasticity ‘Suicide tourism’ to Switzerland doubles in four years Head injuries linked to Alzheimer ’s and other disorders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Bubble Boy' disease reversed with HIV
Children born with severe combined immunodeficiency treated with genetically altered HIV Related items fromOnMedica Drugmakers 'on track' to produce swine flu vaccine 'MMR should be compulsory', says public health expert A stab in the dark Rapid rise in flu consultations putting strain on GPs BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Priory group fined £300,000 over 14-year-old's death
Her mother is calling for the company's NHS contract to be ended Related items fromOnMedica Child mental health services at breaking point Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Mentally-ill children locked in police cells NHS is failing patients with mental health problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sultan of Brunei stripped of RCGP honours
The College meets next week to discuss its future professional relations with 'repressive regimes' Related items fromOnMedica RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws Doctors slam Brunei for ‘abhorrent’ laws Tobacco production 'breaches human rights laws ’ Women second-class citizens when it comes to healthcare Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children
Risk of diabetes in a child or teen is nearly doubled if their mother had gestational diabetes Related items fromOnMedica High gluten intake during pregnancy associated with diabetes Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Early age type 1 diabetes linked to shorter life expectancy than later age diagnosis Diabetes drug use during pregnancy affects child's weight Doctors should regard FGM as child abuse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eating no more than recommended levels of red meat still raises risk of bowel cancer
Risk is raised in people eating just 76g of red and processed meat a day, which is roughly in line with government recommendations Related items fromOnMedica Lower cancer risk in people with higher vitamin D levels Cancer rates could rise due to growing intake of highly processed food Scientists equate wine to cigarette consumption to flag up cancer risk Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies
Additional routine ultrasound could eliminate undiagnosed breech presentation and lower emergency caesarean sections Related items fromOnMedica Monitor women better to cut stillbirth rates Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies Low cord blood pH at birth raises risk of death Bereaved parents call for routine Strep B screening Step up efforts to curb smoking in pregnancy, government urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Comic-style information can better prepare surgical patients
Patients who received comic-style information better understood what the procedure entailed and were less anxious Related items fromOnMedica Sentinel node biopsy first to check spread of oral cancer GPs should be told when patients have cosmetic surgery Gastric banding has strong impact on cardio risks No safety evidence to back 8% of hip implants Placebo may not rely on deception (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Wales attempts to boost pharmacy workforce
Welsh government launches new campaign to attract more pharmacists and £3.6m more for to train them Related items fromOnMedica ‘The Price Ain’t Right’ Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors ‘Make GP partnerships more attractive than locum work’ BMA welcomes government decision to drop settled status fee This is good news for patients and GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statins safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits as other individuals Related items fromOnMedica Lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes can have long-term effect Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths CHD and stroke risk seriously elevated with just one daily cigarette Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

High mid-life resting heart rate doubles risk of early death
And rising heart rate during 50s is linked to increased risk of heart disease Related items fromOnMedica Follow clinical guidance to measure BP in both arms Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials Cycling and treadmill workstations better for health Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome Polypill could halve cardiovascular events (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New digital tool tracks number of care home beds
The tool helps the NHS and social care staff find available beds to reduce avoidable lengthy stays in hospital Related items fromOnMedica Older people ’s health and social care poorly coordinated and fragmented Cash injection needed to bolster ‘fragile’ care system Social care spending fell while dementia cases rose NHS England will recruit 240 pharmacists for care homes More support needed for older people with HIV (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Half of patients on statins fail to reach ‘healthy’ cholesterol level after two years
Researchers say patients need tailored treatment to stave off heightened heart disease/stroke risk Related items fromOnMedica Ignored cholesterol blamed for heart attacks Polypill could halve cardiovascular events Oral anticoagulants after hospital discharge reduce non-fatal blood clots Hospitals fail women with myocardial infarction New class of chronic angina drug approved for use in Europe (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Online pharmacies will be required to check patients ’ identity
Pharmacy regulator strengthens requirements for online pharmacies to better protect patients Related items fromOnMedica Not so ‘smart’ drugs Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Review launched into prescription drug dependency Call for NHS England to ‘think again’ on limiting treatment (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New class of medicines shows promise
'Gene silencing' spares patients the crippling pain of intermittent porphyria Related items fromOnMedica Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases Hepatocellular carcinoma risk, cirrhosis and hepatitis C Kidney disease hits 850 million people Commonest genetic mutation causes much morbidity Prevention screening for one third of population (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK hospitals report decline in serious violence
Despite a recent spate of knife violence doctors reveal a long-term decline in violence Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Doctors may have to report people vulnerable to knife crime UK child health near bottom in Europe Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness Joined-up care in action (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AI reveals patients most likely to DNA
University College London says it can identify 90% of patients who will miss appointments Related items fromOnMedica Building an inclusive digital health and care service Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Deprived women 60% less likely to have any antenatal care Online triage ‘not a solution’ to GP workload pressures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BMA calls for parental leave entitlement for all doctors
In a letter to the health secretary it says consultants and SAS doctors are losing out Related items fromOnMedica GPs set to be balloted on willingness to take industrial action So long and thanks for all the fish … GPs demand defence of Northern Ireland health service from Brexit BMA warns of 'all year' NHS crisis GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

'Time for Care' to be extended across the NHS
Scheme has saved the equivalent of 1.23 million GP appointments last year Related items fromOnMedica Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Online triage ‘not a solution’ to GP workload pressures GP gatekeepers linked to reduced patient satisfaction Public should ask GPs about drugs ’ relative risks and benefits GPs in catch-22 over appointment length and rising demand (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Poor pain management - a major cause of opioid crisis
More research needed to help manage opioid tolerance Related items fromOnMedica Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery Don ’t delay young children’s surgery for fear of GA harms Surgical league tables could mislead patients over death rates Death rate reporting unlikely to identify bad surgeons Guidance issued on prescribing responsibilities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women should get choice of abortion procedures
Self-referrals should also be option, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Women in England should be allowed to take abortion pills at home Labour minister calls for ban on early foetus sex test 31% of women suffer severe reproductive health problems Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors slam Brunei for ‘abhorrent’ laws
RCGP plans to strip Sultan of honour Related items fromOnMedica Lancet condemns human 'atrocities' in Gaza A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws G8 must tackle health inequality, says Bill Gates and WHO Health Outcome Framework may include measure on loneliness (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health patients being sent long distances for treatment
Government not on track to end inappropriate placements Related items fromOnMedica NHS is failing patients with mental health problems Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate Mental health funding gap widens further BMA unveils ‘blind spot’ in mental healthcare ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A & E statistics - ‘a failure for patients’
Trolley waits becoming ‘the norm’ Related items fromOnMedica Changes needed for emergency care to avoid winter crisis Medics call for better use of same-day emergency clinics Four hour waiting targets are distorting priorities in A&E Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided More patients surviving major trauma (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 12, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Baby born with three-person DNA
Doctors used a donor egg to combat mother's mitochondrial disease Related items fromOnMedica Embryology proposals approved by MPs Charity asks Government to pay for NI abortions Women complain of 'confusing and contradictory' fertility advice MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Colleges urge GPs to take on maternity care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Liver cancer rising among poorer people
Men with low rates of educational attainment are at greatest risk Related items fromOnMedica HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease Cancer mortality cut by a third in young people Well over half of people have never had an STI test JCVI recommends universal HPV vaccination FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Traffic pollution linked to 'millions' of childhood asthma cases
Researcher say their study shows traffic pollution limits must be revised Related items fromOnMedica Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO Passive smoking causes 1 in 100 deaths Developers should factor pollution into plans Cars should be banned from around schools Swine flu cases fall but jabs must continue (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CBT over the phone or online could help in IBS
Researchers say new ways of offering CBT will widen access and offer hope when drugs have failed Related items fromOnMedica Integrated mental health care cuts demand for GPs Experts urge radical action on mental health crises We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money Mental and physical healthcare should be integrated (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Private hospitals must share more data with the NHS
Royal College of Surgeons calls for 'urgent review' of safety standards in the private sector Related items fromOnMedica Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems Hunt announces 11 hospital trusts in special measures Auditor says CQC itself requires improvement Avoidable harm still ‘too high’ in UK healthcare Latest Ombudsman report includes 93 NHS complaints (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mind issues wellbeing advice to MPs
Brexit affecting MPs ’ mental health Related items fromOnMedica First ever Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit hosted by UK Experts to investigate use of Mental Health Act NHS is failing patients with mental health problems Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Sharp rise in medical abortions, review reveals
Medical abortions overtake surgical in the UK Related items fromOnMedica ASD risk higher with prenatal exposure to pesticides Caesareans linked to longer-term risks and benefits Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Study reveals huge unmet need for contraception in poorest countries Women in England should be allowed to take abortion pills at home (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mental health support for children - a postcode lottery
Third of local areas reducing real term spending Related items fromOnMedica BMA calls for ‘national standard for autism care’ Increase in children with mental health problems treated ‘out of area’ Children of parents with mental illness need support Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate Child mental health services at breaking point (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE rules against new hormone therapy combo for breast cancer
Draft guidance on ribociclib with fluvestrant under consultation Related items fromOnMedica NICE rejects adjuvant use of breast cancer drug Breast cancer deaths down due to screening and new therapies New breast cancer drug ‘unaffordable’ for NHS Red tape delaying availability of new cancer drugs One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lead GP slams plan for GP photo referrals for skin cancer
Scheme ‘implies doubt’ over GPs’ clinical judgement Related items fromOnMedica GP gatekeepers linked to reduced patient satisfaction Follow clinical guidance to measure BP in both arms Doctors campaign against ‘too much medicine’ NICE guidance aims at earlier cancer diagnosis by GPs Home births safe and cost-effective for low-risk women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Precise brain stimulation provides memory boost
People in their 70s were given the working memory of those in their 20s Related items fromOnMedica Traumatic brain injury increases risk of dementia Risk of Alzheimer ’s lower in people with gout Potential brain disease risk posed by surgical procedures Low vitamin D levels linked to faster cognitive decline Exercise regimes 'do not slow dementia' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Immune-therapy could combat cancer
Injections into tumours could turn them into 'cancer vaccine factories' Related items fromOnMedica Patient's sex might affect immunotherapy outcomes Cancer survival rates not improved much in a decade Cancer survivors more prone to stress than others Free prescriptions for cancer patients Cancer cases in older people set to surge (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws
It promises action and condemns any form of human rights abuses Related items fromOnMedica 'No deal' Brexit threatens new safety checks to curb fake meds market Can medicine be cured? Suicide attempt risk higher among non-heterosexual teens Also in the press Offer all young gay men HPV jab, say experts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Significant fall in Hepatitis C deaths
And new treatments mean fewer people now require liver transplants Related items fromOnMedica Range of new and costly drugs added to WHO ‘essentials’ list UK joins fight against Ebola GPs should administer Hep C therapy, says WHO UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Epilepsy charity issues medicines supply warning
Government called on to commission urgent review of medicines supply chain Related items fromOnMedica Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine Urging GPs towards prevention and self-care Remedy quest Northern Ireland GP patients encourage self-care Experts urge radical action on mental health crises (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stringent new vehicle exhaust emissions standards take effect in London today
ULEZ aims to cut tide of premature deaths and serious ill health caused by toxic air pollution Related items fromOnMedica Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO Experts to look at impact of indoor air pollution on child health Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Texting can improve flu jab uptake Smoking in cars with kids should be banned (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report on vaginal mesh complication care due this autumn in Scotland
Expert working group tasked to make recommendations on resourcing, training and organisation of care Related items fromOnMedica NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health Some hospitals tell women requesting caesareans to go elsewhere Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Hospitals fail women with myocardial infarction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Welsh GPs need better understanding of faecal incontinence, finds report
Demand for pelvic floor services likely amid ageing population with multiple conditions Related items fromOnMedica Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Public should ask GPs about drugs ’ relative risks and benefits Diagnosis targets unethical says GP Poor diabetes education leading to health complications (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Choose ‘green’ inhalers, where possible, NICE urges people with asthma
New patient decision aid aims to help patients do their bit for the environment Related items fromOnMedica Total number of UK asthma attacks could top 10 million, says charity Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine best option for over-65s Medicines linked to risk of community-acquired pneumonia Three quarters of adult COPD cases may originate in childhood High TV viewing linked to increased asthma risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Give us sugar tax funds to cut childhood obesity, councils urge government
Cash stumped up since levy ’s introduction could be used for public health, they argue Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised UK lagging behind peers on child health Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Act urgently on total junk food ad ban, say doctors and public Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 8, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Moderate drinking doesn ’t stave off stroke risk, say researchers
Genetic study of 160,000 Chinese adults refutes claim that alcohol may be protective Related items fromOnMedica Stroke can often be avoided, claims study NHS Health Check makes ‘modest’ but successful start Know your heart health risk stats as well as your PIN number, public urged Moderate drinking could lower risk of some heart conditions Lifestyle factors biggest cause of heart disease risk variation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Health claims on many children ’s foods ‘confusing’, say researchers
Stricter regulations on food labelling and product content needed, they urge Related items fromOnMedica UK children have already eaten 18 years ’ worth of sugar by 10th birthday Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Act urgently on total junk food ad ban, say doctors and public Campaigners call for 18 age limit on energy drinks Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS cancer and mental health services first to get digital makeover
If successful, approach will be rolled out more widely Related items fromOnMedica The potential of the ‘Internet of Things’ in healthcare Trusting data is the next stage of the NHS ’s digital journey Britain must digitise the NHS Hunt ‘never planned to insist on changes to existing contracts’ Hunt promises to expand NHS digital services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Beefed up mental health care for new and expectant mums across England
Specialist perinatal community services now available in all 44 local NHS areas Related items fromOnMedica Midwives demand better mental health support for women Pregnancy key opportunity to identify FGM Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth New legal duty on doctors to report FGM in under 18s Maternity care to become more ‘personalised’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GMC to trial scheme to expose behaviours that threaten patient safety
Face to face training aims to help doctors call out colleagues ’ unprofessionalism Related items fromOnMedica Treatment of whistleblowers a “stain on NHS”, say MPs CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service NHS increases support for whistleblowers Health boards should not investigate serious concerns about themselves BMA and College demand halt in CQC inspections (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news