Only one in five GP trainees plan to work full-time
Proportion drops to one in 20 ten years after qualifying, King ’s Fund poll shows Related items fromOnMedica Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems All A&E units ‘should have GPs on site’ GPs, consultants and public back striking juniors GPs to consult via social media and take on more roles Monitor launches ‘exploration’ of GP services (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stroke deaths falling in Europe, overall
But signs that downwards trend may have stalled Related items fromOnMedica Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Heart attack protocol eliminates gender gap in outcome Stroke burden set to double by 2030 Dementia diagnosis target should be 75% by 2017 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Stop treating e-cigs like conventional cigarettes, MPs tell NHS
Particular issue for mental health trusts, says Science and Technology Committee Related items fromOnMedica GPs and pharmacists have cut quit-smoking prescriptions by 75% Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Governments must do more to fight alcohol harm says OECD Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Criminal sanctions fail to curb illegal drug use (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Number of quitters using cessation services falls for sixth year in a row
Figures reflect disinvestment and underfunding of these services, say campaigners Related items fromOnMedica Publish new tobacco plan as a priority, government urged Quality of UK healthcare uneven and lags behind that of many other countries Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Doctors call for a ‘radical change’ to the way NHS treats smoking Wales to be first UK country to ban outdoor smoking (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Moderate carb intake may be best for health and longevity, study finds
Equivalent to 50-55% of energy intake; more or less linked to heightened risk of death Related items fromOnMedica Weight Watchers helped stave off type 2 diabetes Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes NHS type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme exceeds expectations Hospitals in England cutting back on sugary drink/snack sales Low fat vs low carb diet success not linked to genetics (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Only one in five GP trainees plans to work full-time
Proportion drops to one in 20 ten years after qualifying, King ’s Fund poll shows Related items fromOnMedica Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems Monitor launches ‘exploration’ of GP services GPs, consultants and public back striking juniors GPs to consult via social media and take on more roles Nearly half of EEA doctors thinking of leaving UK practice (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Judge throws out abortion pill challenge
Now doctors call for misoprostol to be allowed for home use across the UK Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Emergency contraception not weight dependent, says MHRA Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

BMA warns of dire consequences of no-deal Brexit
Almost a million patients with rare diseases could lose out Related items fromOnMedica Microbes don ’t need visas! The reality of Brexit and public health Brexit is bad for the NHS, say surveyed doctors Drug prices may rise for NHS after Brexit NHS planning for supply problems following Brexit Infectious disease spread risk if UK leaves EU early warning system (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doubts over opt-out donation scheme
Study claims families will not be sure loved ones intended to donate Related items fromOnMedica Opt-out organ donation well-meant but ‘misguided’ Scotland launches organ donor consultation England considering opt-out system for organ donation Wales votes for opt-out on organ donation Hospitals fall short of standards on post mortem consent (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cancer diagnosis via screening offers best outcomes
New data shows how the way patients are diagnosed may affect treatment options Related items fromOnMedica Cancer strategies failed to improve one-year survival Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age Exercise and psychological treatments cut cancer fatigue Global cancer burden set to soar Free prescriptions for cancer patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fears over learning disability care
New data shows 40% fall in specialist learning disability nurses since 2010 Related items fromOnMedica One in three nurses to reach retirement age within 10 years Emergency care in Northern Ireland unsustainable, warn emergency doctors Staffing has improved since Francis, claims Hunt Maternity care to become more ‘personalised’ Staffing and accountability key parts of NHS shake-up (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First year of the scheme sees over 52,000 baby boxes delivered
Over 60% of parents say they will use the box as a baby bed Related items fromOnMedica Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Changes to health visiting service will put kids at risk UK lagging behind peers on child health New ambition to halve infant deaths by 2030 in England Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government announces £76m homes scheme for vulnerable people
New homes will be for disabled people, people with mental health conditions and older people Related items fromOnMedica Female inpatient suicide rates rise Deprivation strongly linked to mortality, report shows Mental and physical healthcare should be integrated Older people under-referred for mental health therapies Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer
Diets high in indole-3-carbinol protect stomach cells from chaotic division Related items fromOnMedica FOB associated with rise in all-cause mortality Colorectal cancer risk link to ‘inflammatory’ foods Taking aspirin with a PPI reduces risk of oesophageal cancer Cetuximab with chemo shrinks more secondaries Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Female inpatient suicide rates rise
However overall mental health unit suicide rates are falling Related items fromOnMedica Support after suicide – key to suicide prevention Scotland sets out ambitions to cut suicide rate by 20% by 2022 Language matters Experts to investigate use of Mental Health Act Peer support may curb readmission to mental health crisis units (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report says hospital discharge must improve
Health inspectors in Wales say poor IT is stopping GPs getting right information Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided NHS is failing patients with mental health problems Avoidable harm still ‘too high’ in UK healthcare Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Stroke survivors need more help taking medicine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A & E closures mean longer journeys but do not affect mortality
But they don't lead to better outcomes and place a greater burden on ambulances Related items fromOnMedica Hospitals to be fined for readmissions says Lansley Changes needed for emergency care to avoid winter crisis Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows NHS funding falls short of 4% needed for improvements Trusts paint a bleak picture of struggling NHS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors welcome Court of Appeal Bawa-Garba verdict
But the GMC comes under attack for its role in the case Related items fromOnMedica Bawa-Garba case: was the GMC biased? Is the legal bar for convicting HCPs of manslaughter 'too low'? Don ’t prosecute doctors who unwittingly make fatal errors, say medical leaders Review published to protect doctors over medical errors Gaps in doctors ’ rotas is putting patients at risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaping may damage alveolar macrophage
Study suggests e-cigarette condensate may induce inflammation in cells Related items fromOnMedica Public drastically underestimates cannabis risks COPD patients need better tailored care Cigars and pipes raise mortality risk independent of cigarettes Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ Smoking in middle age impairs memory (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Patient-controlled pain-relief system reduces need for epidurals in labour
Half as many women given reminfentanil ended up having epidurals as those on pethadine Related items fromOnMedica Women controlling analgesia in labour use less Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Hunt announces Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review Acupuncture may not relieve labour pain Fruit& veg cut risk of small baby (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence scanner 'as good as eye experts'
AI system developed at Moorfields made right referral in 94% of cases Related items fromOnMedica Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London Fund cheap supplement for degenerative eye disease, NHS urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women with intellectual disabilities have higher rate of repeat pregnancy
Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have nearly double the rate of having another baby within a year Related items fromOnMedica NHS funding boost to support new mothers ’ mental health Maternal suicides remain a concern, report shows Valproate in pregnancy linked to raised autism risk Doctors urged to spot victims of trafficking Preterm birth risk higher after PTSD and major depression (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The term ‘cancer’ should be dropped for some low-grade lesions
The word 'cancer' scares some patients into invasive treatments for conditions unlikely to do harm, doctors argue Related items fromOnMedica Cancer patients using complementary meds die sooner Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment Cancer rates climb higher for women than men Inequalities in stage IV cancer treatments Free prescriptions for cancer patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Men take care of their ill spouses in later life as well as women
Men were as responsive as women as caregivers in later life in contrast to midlife when they do less housework and childcare Related items fromOnMedica GPs should encourage families to discuss old age issues Campaign calls on patients to seek help early Abuse unveiled in CQC ‘approved’ care home More support needed for older people with HIV Ofsted-style rating system to apply to care homes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four in 10 women with asthma may develop COPD
Individual risk factors play a more significant role in the development of ACOS than exposure to fine particulate matter Related items fromOnMedica Adiponectin level link to asthma Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Stress in pregnancy may raise asthma risk Target rates for caesareans may be too low Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Haringey GP practice suspended by CQC
Suspension follows an inspection in which practice was rated inadequate in all areas Related items fromOnMedica Doubts raised about next year ’s promised funds for primary care GPs ‘too exhausted’ to provide out-of-hours care GP access does not add to A&E pressures, study shows MDU objects to duty of candour for GPs Hunt announces 11 hospital trusts in special measures (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Early age type 1 diabetes linked to shorter life expectancy than later age diagnosis
Consider earlier and wider use of preventive treatment, researchers urge Related items fromOnMedica Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials Children risking heart health through unhealthy lifestyles Hereditary heart and diabetes problems raise risk for children Regulators suspend Avandia over safety concerns Fat children have high cardiovascular risks as teens (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Insecure adults may be drawn to Facebook to ease their anxieties
But patterns of use may reinforce certain psychological issues, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Social media could deter people from becoming GPs More family time and ‘sexting’ may explain sharp fall in teen pregnancy rates RCGP warns on website prescribers Online healthcare apps/websites still falling short on patient safety Top GP quits over online posts (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scotland sets out ambitions to cut suicide rate by 20% by 2022
Task force set up to prioritise actions in new plan Related items fromOnMedica Support after suicide – key to suicide prevention Language matters New funding to help cut suicides Experts to investigate use of Mental Health Act Peer support may curb readmission to mental health crisis units (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Next steps set out for shaping ambitions for NHS over coming decade
NHSE and NHS Improvement name those leading on priorities in new briefing Related items fromOnMedica Emergency admissions at end of life set to sky rocket Health Foundation sets out reasons for more NHS investment Things to look forward to Spending on public mental health is ‘negligible’ Mental health care in Norfolk and Suffolk under serious threat (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Record number of A & E attendances in July in England
Levels of demand ‘unsustainable,’ and augur badly for winter, say healthcare leaders Related items fromOnMedica Unrelenting NHS pressure affecting cancer care, say GPs and nurses Ensure GPs fully support hospitals over winter pressures Near-tripling in NHS 111 callers sent to GP or A&E Pressure increases on CCGs to meet GP access targets Struggling NHS will be floored by flu outbreak or cold snap, warn NHS leaders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Technology will help map UK ’s defibrillators
Plan to boost currently low use of public defibrillators Related items fromOnMedica CPR training drive for public to focus on youth Heart attacks are deadlier in colder months Fatal heart attacks strike 200 people every week Teach hands-only CPR from first year of secondary school Test could tackle underdiagnosis of MI in women (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Regular not excessive exercise link to better mental health
45 minute exercise three to five times a week had biggest benefits Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes and obesity higher among LGBQ teens Jogging protects heart more than walking Even athletes can ’t outrun the effects of a bad diet Higher weekly activity levels linked to lower risk of five chronic diseases Making health changes more effective as a couple (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Deaths from hepatitis C drop 11% in past year
Advanced liver disease and related cancers diagnoses stable Related items fromOnMedica Electronic ‘pill’ may revolutionise gut diagnoses England aims to be first in the world to eliminate hepatitis C Public health doctors encourage hepatitis C testing Alcohol consumption in late teens can predict risk of liver problems later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia appears more likely in black ethnic groups
Dementia diagnosis 28% higher in black men than in white men Related items fromOnMedica Too many CCGs ’ residential mental health placements are out-of-area Dementia more likely in people with poor health Huge cost of dementia revealed Integrated personal commissioning pilots revealed Vulnerable failed by Act designed to protect them (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Four-fifths of patients positive about GP experience
Third of people seeking a GP out-of-hours ended up in A&E Related items fromOnMedica More daytime GP appointments better than longer opening hours Distress signal system needed to spot GPs at breaking point Most patients happy with GP services Demand for seven-day GP services will grow with time GP out-of-hours service in Wales floundering (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

KFC and Kellogg ’s taken to task over children's unhealthy food ads
Current rules don ’t protect children properly from these kinds of ads, say health campaigners Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Children order fast food from schools, report shows Fast food outlets cluster in poorest areas of England Doctors demand more action against child obesity Tenfold global rise in childhood/teen obesity since 1975 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Methylphenidate best drug for hyperactive kids in short-term
But consider non-drug options first, concludes pooled analysis of data from 133 trials Related items fromOnMedica Monthly testing with isotretinoin might be unnecessary CBT helps children to kick obsessions Lorazepam no better than diazepam for child seizures Broader definition of ADHD raises risk of needless treatment One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Egg freezing for social reasons is not without risk, warns Royal College
It ’s expensive, there’s no guarantee of success, and it has side effects Related items fromOnMedica Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies Tackling obesity ‘must be made a national priority’ Women ’s health czar needed to lead on radical overhaul Contraceptive implants linked with repeat abortions (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Increases in UK life expectancy have slowed
Slow-down evident since 2011, latest ONS data reveal Related items fromOnMedica One in three people born this year in UK will develop dementia Plans launched to curb over-use of antipsychotics NICE takes U-turn on dementia drugs GP leaders welcome U-turn on dementia payments People with dementia let down by health and social care services, say GPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Doctors in England give thumbs down to latest pay rise
BMA poll shows most respondents regard it as ‘unacceptable’ Related items fromOnMedica Practices need to seize the opportunity of consolidating IT systems NHS needs GPs more than tech, RCGP tells Hancock PM ‘scapegoating’ GPs for endangering patients Get real on the challenges facing the NHS, party political leaders told Wales GP committee agreed with decision to drop EMIS (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fentanyl and cocaine deaths on the rise
But deaths related to new psychoactive substances, such as Spice, halved Related items fromOnMedica Learning and growing together Review launched into prescription drug dependency Non-adherence to medicine is as high as 50% RCGP backs O ’Neill’s call for investment in new antimicrobials Drive to cut drug supply and use in prisons (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women more likely to survive heart attack if treated by female doctor
Gender inequality in heart attack mortality because 'most physicians are male' Related items fromOnMedica Heart failure treatment based on ‘unrepresentative’ patients Migraine may be linked to heightened cardiovascular disease risk Erectile dysfunction increases cardiovascular risk Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases COPD patients at heightened risk of drug side effects linked to polypharmacy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Experts to investigate use of Mental Health Act
Call for evidence to find ways of reducing rising rates of detention Related items fromOnMedica NHS is failing patients with mental health problems Mental health needs better management in criminal justice system ‘No improvement’ in community mental health care Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate Mental health patients report poorer hospital experiences (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaccination plea as measles outbreak continues
Public health doctors urge teenagers and young adults to complete MMR course Related items fromOnMedica Sending out reminders/recalls can drive up immunisation rates GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise Measles outbreaks confirmed in five areas across UK Young travellers in summer holiday MMR plea (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GP services need an extra £2.5bn
RCGP says extra investment needed to protect patient safety and the future of GP services Related items fromOnMedica ‘The Price Ain’t Right’ GP contract for England brings overall 3.4% increase Scottish government pledges ‘significant investment’ in primary care Futureproofing our NHS: Innovations and their benefits GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alarming rise in numbers of teenage girls who self-harm
Hospital admissions have doubled in the last twenty years according to government Related items fromOnMedica Language matters Children with mental health crises get raw deal in emergency care departments Child to adult mental health transfer is inadequate Pupils in mental health 'crisis' say teachers (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

RCGP warns on website prescribers
BBC Panorama programme raises concerns about patients buying prescriptions online Related items fromOnMedica GPs should be told when patients have cosmetic surgery CQC finds safety concerns with online primary care Multidisciplinary prescribing can help reduce errors One in five antibiotics prescribed by GPs is unnecessary BNF made available on computer desktops (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Top GP quits over online posts
Dr Arvin Madan 'pleased' to see small GP practices close Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse GP recruitment time-bomb ‘ready to explode’ GP numbers have fallen by 1,340 in just two years Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services Study shows why GPs quit patient care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Opt-out organ donation by 2020
Adults in England will be presumed to consent to donate their organs Related items fromOnMedica Wales votes for opt-out on organ donation Doctors urge people to discuss organ donation Presumed consent only way to get more organs England considering opt-out system for organ donation ‘Give a heart’ for Valentine’s Day (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news