Patients with Alzheimer’s disease using anti-epileptic drugs have twice the risk of pneumonia compared to non-users, according to researchers.
A new academic prize has been launched for students on primary care specialist nursing programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The charity Diabetes UK has launched a new guide that is designed to help healthcare professionals support the emotional needs of adult patients with diabetes.
Thousands more patients look set to benefit from blood pressure treatment under planned changes to guidance on hypertension from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
Clinical guidance has been published to support the roll out of digital glucose monitors on the NHS for patients with type 1 diabetes in England.
More than a third of people with type 2 diabetes taking part in a weight management programme delivered in primary care are in remission two years later, according to latest UK study findings, which researchers have decribed as “incredibly exciting”.
Delaying or withholding antibiotics for over 65s with symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) appears to be associated with higher risk of sepsis and death, according to UK researchers.
Crisis planning to prevent the UK being left without sufficient medical supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit is being stepped up as deadline day looms.
General practices in North East Essex are set to lose a third of their nurses through retirement in the next five years, documents reveal.
GP surgeries can now display a “daffodil mark” as a sign of commitment to improving end of life care, as part of a new partnership between the Royal College of General Practice and the charity Marie Curie.