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European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention December 2017 The present guidelines represent an evidence-based consensus of the 6th European Joint Task Force involving 10 professional societies.This document has been developed to support healthcare... Read More →
Emotional Stress Can Trigger Falls December 2017 Sudden emotions may interfere with mechanisms for keeping balance among the elderly. The aim of a recent study was to analyse if emotional stress and specifically feelings of anger, sadness,... Read More →
Focused Update on Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure December 2017 May 20, 2016, witnessed the simultaneous release of the European and American heart failure guidelines; the former was a complete revision of the 2012 ESC-HFA guide, while the ACC/AHA/HFSA version... Read More →
Providing Care In An Emergency Situation Outside The Work Environment December 2017 The Nursing and Midwifery Council has produced a new advice sheet for nurses and midwives. The advice expands on the guidance in the Code, and contains information on duty of care, personal... Read More →
User Experiences Of The Cochrane Library December 2017 Evidence-based decision making relies on easy access to trustworthy research results. The Cochrane Library is a key source of evidence about the effect of interventions and aims to "promote the... Read More →
Expansion Of Psychological Therapies Would Be Counterproductive Across Society December 2017 Dr David Veale is based at the Institute of Psychiatry, King?s College London. Together with Dr Derek Summerfield, he has published a debate piece in the May 2008 issue of the British Journal of... Read More →
Support, Time and Recovery (STR) Workers: A Competence Framework: Best Practice Guidance December 2017 Best practice guidance has been published setting out the background, purpose, and development of the Competence Framework for Support, Time and Recovery (STR) workers employed across health and... Read More →
Preparing Mental Health Services for Pandemic Influenza December 2017 A document has been published to assist mental health trusts and other specialist mental health service providers in developing their plans for responding to an influenza pandemic. The document... Read More →
Commentary On Strategies For Switching Antipsychotics December 2017 Both the new generation of antipsychotics and the more traditional antipsychotic drugs produce an important and meaningful improvement in patients with schizophrenia, but most patients are neither... Read More →
Scheme To Manage Poor Performance In The NHS December 2017 The Department of Health has issued details of a new NHS Performance Regime, designed to offer greater transparency and consistency in identifying underperformance, supporting recovery, and managing... Read More →

Resources

Cancer Therapy Advisor December 2017 The Cancer Therapy Advisor app for iPhone, iPad, and Android, created specifically for oncology professionals from the makers of the online portal of Read More →
The Needs Of Parents In Pregnancy And Early Parenthood December 2017 Pregnancy and the transition to parenthood are major adjustment periods within a family. Existing studies have asked parents, retrospectively, about Read More →
Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics December 2017 The National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS) has published its second annual report from its Antimicrobial Resistance Programme, which shows t Read More →
Technology In The NHS December 2017 The report 'Technology in the NHS: Transforming the patient?s experience of care' was commissioned by The King?s Fund and is based on a literature re Read More →
Patient Safety Guidance Rapid Response December 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 →
How To Become An Ex Smoker December 2017 A new public health campaign created by an alliance of national organisations and state health agencies was launched recently. The programme, called Read More →
The Talking Cure December 2017 A trip to the doctor is the start of a conversation that providesthe link between our everyday lives and the medical profession. Each day in the UK m Read More →
Pandemic Influenza Surge Capacity And Prioritisation In Health Services December 2017 A document has been published which is designed to give guidance on managing the surge capacity needed to respond to an increased volume of patients Read More →
Movies That Address Vital Issues December 2017 Over recent months, BrainPOP?s Q&A email service has received many questions from 8-14 year-olds about SARS, asking questions like, ?Can I get SARS a Read More →
Thieme Interactive Anatomy Website December 2017 Thieme has launched WinkingSkull.com, a free, interactive resource for medical students. Organised by body region, the user-friendly study-aid draws Read More →
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