Europe experienced a 400% increase in measles cases in 2017, compared to previous year, the World Health Organization has warned.
A meningitis charity has urged caution after the start of a major awareness campaign to encourage parents to “think pharmacist first” for minor illness in their children.
Emergency training scheme for nurses in remote Scottish areasVideoSubscription
Nurses and other health professionals in rural areas of Scotland are to gain access to a wider range of emergency training, thanks to a scheme drawing on developments in remote learning technology.
GP surgeries in England have been told to order a new adjuvanted trivalent vaccine (aTIV) to ensure the most vulnerable get “gold standard” protection against influenza next winter.
Primary care prescribers should consider curbing scripts for antibiotics in children with urinary tract infections caused by E. coli, according to the UK authors of new study.
LGBT+ community at risk from London mental health gapsVideoSubscription
Mental health services in London are excluding LGBT+ people and other vulnerable groups who need its services most urgently, a new report has concluded.
Offering primary care appointments by telephone and via online technology will not work unless practice nurses, GPs and other staff receive better training, according to new research.
Healthcare professionals should tell patients that most sore throats do not need antibiotics, states guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England.
Influenza rates appear to be “levelling off” for the moment in England and rates have begun to decrease in Scotland, leading public health experts to suggest the worst might be over for this year.
There are “significant associations” between catching respiratory infections, especially flu, and the risk of experiencing an acute myocardial infarction, according to Canadian researchers.