Frontline staff need more training to recognise cases of domestic violence
Maxillofacial surgeons warn many cases go unreported and that coronavirus lockdown could lead to increase in incidents Related items fromOnMedica Home Office woes The future for our students GPs to consult via social media and take on more roles Integrated mental health care cuts demand for GPs Domestic violence victims less likely to breastfeed (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Claims AI outperforms doctors 'exaggerated'
Studies suggesting artificial intelligence is as good or better than doctors at interpreting medical images are of poor quality Related items fromOnMedica Sentinel node biopsy first to check spread of oral cancer NICE updates lung cancer guidance Benefits of breast screening are overestimated, research suggests Annual mammograms do not cut cancer deaths Ultrasonography needed to check for ectopic pregnancy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Search for NHS staff for NHS Nightingale hospital begins
NHS hospitals asking staff to relocate to dedicated coronavirus field hospital at ExCel centre in East London Related items fromOnMedica GP waiting times: learning from the past The future for our students Are PCNs what we all imagined? Health Secretary sets out plans for NHS workforce General Practitioners recognised as ‘specialists’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Increased coronavirus testing should be available next week
£3.5 million antibody testing kits are on order and testing NHS workers will be a priority Related items fromOnMedica Prime minister promises ‘game-changer’ virus test Coronavirus takes five days to show NHS to ramp up coronavirus testing capacity Quarantine and social distancing ‘effective’ says new report What needs to be rethought? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lack of PPE risking doctors ’ lives, BMA warns
BMA warns that some doctors treating coronavirus patients will become very ill and others will die because of lack of personal protection equipment Related items fromOnMedica GP waiting times: learning from the past Helping GPs to help people live the life they want through a more personalised care approach Can medicine be cured? For sale to the highest bidder? Future trade deals and the NHS May ’s immigration plans are ‘huge concern’ for NHS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regular hot baths linked to lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease
Daily hot baths seem to be more effective than less frequent ones or none at all Related items fromOnMedica Athletes should be pre-screened for heart defects Ignored cholesterol blamed for heart attacks Severe eczema linked to cardiovascular problems Most vitamin and mineral supplements have little impact on heart disease risk An egg a day could reduce risk of stroke by a quarter (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Infections still responsible for one in five childhood deaths in England and Wales
Infections remain a common cause of death despite new vaccination programmes and a fall in overall child deaths Related items fromOnMedica Prime minister issues call to action on MMR Measles programme must be stepped-up Parental confidence in immunisation programme ‘very high’ Routine child vaccination coverage rates fall European countries losing fight against measles (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Public answer NHS call for volunteers
250,000 volunteers sign up to support vulnerable people isolating themselves from the coronavirus Related items fromOnMedica Home Office woes In 2020 and beyond we must embrace the tenets of population health - with all that that entails Time to hang up the phone – appointments need to be digitised Can medicine be cured? The changing role of community trusts in large geographies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New London hospital for coronavirus patients will open next week
The NHS Nightingale Hospital will be based at the ExCel conference centre in East London Related items fromOnMedica Home Office woes Prioritise money for health and social care, new government urged In 2020 and beyond we must embrace the tenets of population health - with all that that entails GP waiting times: learning from the past Can medicine be cured? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS Digital apologises for sending coronavirus letters to wrong patients
Letters have been sent to a small cohort of deceased patients and some patients who are not considered highly vulnerable Related items fromOnMedica Covid-19 spread by presymptomatic carriers One million people call NHS coronavirus support line Government announces self-isolation guidelines Covid-19 ‘social distancing’ measures proposed to protect vulnerable Medical education and events join Covid-19 cancellation list (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 25, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Early puberty in boys linked to doubled risk of type 2 diabetes
Boys who start puberty early are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes as adults – regardless of child bodyweight Related items fromOnMedica Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Put children ’s health, not private profits, at heart of policy Act urgently on total junk food ad ban, say doctors and public UK fifth highest in world for childhood diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Isoflavone-rich diet linked to lower heart disease risk
Higher intake of isoflavones and tofu associated with moderately lower risk of developing CHD especially for some women Related items fromOnMedica Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks Plant-based diet linked to lower risk of heart failure Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Fish oils do not prevent heart attack or strokes with diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Monitor BP in people routinely taking oral corticosteroids
Cumulative steroid dose associated with up to 30% increase in hypertension risk in people with chronic inflammatory diseases Related items fromOnMedica Withdrawn valsartan meds not linked to short-term cancer risk Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials Statins safe and effective GPs defend practice on prescribing statins (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

CCGs ’ local expertise allows best decision making for COVID-19 planning
NHS England takes over some of CCGs ’ usual functions under health secretary’s emergency powers to address COVID-19 Related items fromOnMedica Taking back control Part 2 GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Tory manifesto ‘incredibly disappointing’ on health say doctors Spending review ‘another missed opportunity’ to turn round NHS GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Crucial that people comply with order to stay home, warn doctors
People who ignored earlier guidance on social distancing were 'putting the health service under catastrophic strain' Related items fromOnMedica Helping GPs to help people live the life they want through a more personalised care approach RCGP sets out priorities for general practice for new prime minister Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities 100,000 people in NI wait over a year for hospital treatment Safeguarding: what lies ahead for 2019 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New molecular imaging could transform prostate cancer care
New scan was 27% more accurate than conventional imaging Related items fromOnMedica Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening One in four cancer patients experience delayed diagnoses GPs key to new faster cancer diagnosis standards UK cancer survival improved, but lags behind similar nations NHS must improve access to screening to save lives (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Thousands of retired doctors/nurses agree to help fight virus
Government ’s appeal has immediate response Related items fromOnMedica Future Shocks GMC defers GP revalidation to combat COVID-19 General Practitioners recognised as ‘specialists’ Leadership CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS deal with private sector to expand hospital capacity
Extra 20,000 staff and 8,000 beds to boost COVID-19 efforts Related items fromOnMedica NHS 10 Year Plan: the view from my desk New Year NHS resolutions For sale to the highest bidder? Future trade deals and the NHS The excluded middle: Is the 'new money' new or not? Johnson promises to tackle pensions crisis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Concerns over COVID-19 testing and PPE supplies
BMA call on prime minister to assure NHS worker safety Related items fromOnMedica Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems The collaborative approach turning things around Workplace burnout might affect over a third of doctors Can medicine be cured? GPs welcome 'biggest reform to services in 15 years' (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Officials seek GP input to spot high-risk patients
GPs help needed to identify patients at high risk from coronavirus Related items fromOnMedica Covid-19 spread by presymptomatic carriers One million people call NHS coronavirus support line Government announces self-isolation guidelines Covid-19 ‘social distancing’ measures proposed to protect vulnerable Measles warning as vaccination rates fall (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Oxford scientists working on COVID-19 vaccine
They expect to run safety trials in humans within the next month Related items fromOnMedica Holidaymakers urged to check their MMR vaccine status New strain of Strep A causing scarlet fever Measles claims 140,000 lives as cases surge worldwide Coronavirus: government announces new quarantine powers Doctors to offer newly licensed flu vaccine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Prime minister promises ‘game-changer’ virus test
GPs step up calls for doctors and other healthcare workers to get priority testing Related items fromOnMedica Coronavirus takes five days to show NHS to ramp up coronavirus testing capacity Quarantine and social distancing ‘effective’ says new report Holidaymakers urged to check their MMR vaccine status New strain of Strep A causing scarlet fever (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Quarantine and social distancing ‘effective’ says new report
Pressure on intensive care beds in Italy has been eased by tough measures Related items fromOnMedica Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? Doctors welcome drop in Scotland ’s alcohol consumption WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Structured Medication Reviews postponed under new COVID-19 guidance
Practices told to move to ‘total triage system’ and prepare for rise in home visits Related items fromOnMedica GMC defers GP revalidation to combat COVID-19 COVID-19: ‘Your NHS Needs You’ General Practitioners recognised as ‘specialists’ Future Shocks Leadership (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: ‘Your NHS Needs You’
65,000 former health workers to be target of major recruitment drive Related items fromOnMedica GP waiting times: learning from the past Time to hang up the phone – appointments need to be digitised The future for our students NHS vacancies in England rise to more than 105,000 full-time posts Are PCNs what we all imagined? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GMC defers GP revalidation to combat COVID-19
It says the move will free up vital time for GPs on the frontline Related items fromOnMedica Future Shocks General Practitioners recognised as ‘specialists’ CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures GP waiting times: learning from the past Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors demand access to appropriate PPE kit
BMA reports some GPs resorting to buying facemasks from DIY stores Related items fromOnMedica Home Office woes Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems BMA warns of 'all year' NHS crisis GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Indemnity organisations offer COVID-19 support for returning doctors
Recently retired doctors being offered free membership and active legal support during the pandemic Related items fromOnMedica Leadership CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures Whistle-blower support scheme to roll out nationwide Health Secretary sets out plans for NHS workforce How collaboration is propelling change in Croydon (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Main psychoactive component in cannabis can induce psychiatric symptoms
Analysis reveals one joint could affect people with no history of psychiatric disorder Related items fromOnMedica GPs need more time to treat complex needs NI drug deaths in males double in a decade Review launched into prescription drug dependency Avoid benzodiazepines in people treated for opioid dependence Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Action needed to cut stillbirth, baby death and brain injury
Report highlights complex clinical and non-clinical factors for maternity teams to address Related items fromOnMedica C-section death rates highest in low-income countries Maternal stress affects baby ’s brain development Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care Has austerity reversed decline in infant mortality? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Independent agency needed to tackle abuse in elite sport
Not enough done to protect health of young athletes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE appoints new chief executive
Prof Gillian Leng to take up role (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gateway effect of e-cigarettes ‘small’ in teens
Young vapers less likely to smoke than peers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Volunteers test out investigational vaccine for COVID-19
Small Phase I trial launched with 45 participants (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NHS chief exec sets out COVID-19 plan for health service
Staff must be supported to ‘stay well and at work’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Trans mental health better if ID matches gender
Study shows less suicidal thoughts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

People fearful of taking part in clinical trials, study shows
Up to two thirds of trials can ’t recruit target number (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New guidance for household with COVID-19
PM sets out social distancing advice (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Care Quality Commission suspends routine inspections
CQC to support providers during COVID-19 outbreak (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘Stealth transmission’ fuels fast spread of COVID-19
New computer modelling research published (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Faecal transplants successful for C.Difficile, study shows
Results come from England ’s first licenced stool bank (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

HIV drug PrEP available across England
Drive to end HIV transmission by 2030 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Type 1 diabetes is two distinct conditions
Findings could help emerging therapy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Anaesthetists warn of intensive care bed shortages
Europe ‘woefully’ unprepared to fight COVID-19 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

PM to discuss COVD-19 plans to shield elderly
UK death toll reached 35 over weekend (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Study highlights factors behind rising rates of child suicide
Researchers say UK school-based intervention programmes could reduce suicidal ideation Related items fromOnMedica Hundreds of schools set to test mental health support techniques Screen time - a moral panic for the 21st century? Child mental health linked to families who struggle Better care needed for children who self-harm to prevent suicide We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government announces self-isolation guidelines
UK chief medical officers raise UK Covid-19 risk from moderate to high Related items fromOnMedica Medical education and events join Covid-19 cancellation list Covid-19 ‘social distancing’ measures proposed to protect vulnerable It ’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Covid-19 spread by presymptomatic carriers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Former health secretary criticises delay phase tactics
But managers say it will give the NHS more time to prepare Related items fromOnMedica Home Office woes RCGP sets out priorities for general practice for new prime minister Futureproofing our NHS: Innovations and their benefits The changing role of community trusts in large geographies Lessons from Torbay: The journey to integrated care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical education and events join Covid-19 cancellation list
Royal Colleges cancel or postpone gatherings of 100 people or more and staff work from home Related items fromOnMedica Government announces self-isolation guidelines Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure Can medicine be cured? Midwives demand ‘equivalence’ in prison perinatal care It ’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 spread by presymptomatic carriers
Findings reveal that isolating people once they fell ill is less effective than hoped Related items fromOnMedica Covid-19 ‘social distancing’ measures proposed to protect vulnerable It ’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities Government announces self-isolation guidelines RCGP sets out priorities for general practice for new prime minister (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news