Item Ban On Prescriptions – What Are The Alternatives?

  The NHS has announced that GPs are to stop prescribing a number of medications after a widespread review found them to be cost-ineffective. The new rules, which have been put in place by NHS England, will focus on stopping doctors from routinely prescribing items that can be bought over the counter in high street

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Sepsis – Do I Go To A&E?

The National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidelines instructing medical professionals to treat patients experiencing the symptoms of sepsis faster and more efficiently. These changes have been put into place following a 2015 inquiry which found that 40% of patients attending A&E with sepsis symptoms were not attended by a doctor

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Tooth Decay in Children: 6 Ways to Prevent It

Tooth decay in children is on the rise, with an unprecedented number of tooth extractions affecting young in the last ten years. The number of children under four years old suffering from tooth decay to the point of needing an extraction has risen from 7444 in 2005/6 to over 9200 in 2015/6. In other words,

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World Hemophilia Day 2017

  April 17th is World Hemophilia Day. On this day, people around the world will come together to raise awareness about hemophilia, with a special focus on the millions of women and girls who are affected by this debilitating disorder.   What is Hemophilia? Hemophilia is a condition that stops a person’s blood for being

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Accessing Out Of Hours Medicines – A Guide

  The NHS provides all of us with round the clock healthcare and services. That means that everyone is able to access the medicines they need even outside of usual surgery hours. The official Out of Hours period is 6.30pm to 10.30pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. It is important

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