Two medicines for treating diabetes, along with one for advanced breast cancer, have been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland.
Nurses will be “empowered” to help change the culture around fertility treatment add-ons, the Royal College of Nursing has said following new recommendations on the way they are offered to patients seeking fertility services.
Clinicians need to do more to help people with type 2 diabetes stick to exercise regimes that can help them control blood glucose and improve heart health, according to a group of European experts.
Drug regulators have approved a combination of fluticasone and formoterol in a device that can be used with a spacer for treating asthma in children.
Fresh incentives will be offered to newly qualified nurses to encourage them to choose primary care as a “first destination role”.
Researchers have found two biomarkers they say could be used in primary care to identify the heart condition atrial fibrillation in patients who have three clinical risk factors.
The amount of money wasted by people failing to show up for general practice appointments each year could fund the annual salary of more than 8,000 community nurses, health leaders have revealed.
A third biological treatment looks set to be approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for treating patients with severe asthma in England and Wales.
A medical professional body have called for obesity to be “urgently” recognised as a disease, rather than a lifestyle choice, to help improve patient care.
The oral medication gabapentin can increase sexual desire and satisfaction for women with chronic pain or discomfort around the vulva, according to US researchers.
Simple tests by nurses in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms, according to UK researchers.
Mindfulness training may improve the effectiveness of intensive weight management programmes, suggesting it could be a successful strategy preventing and managing obesity, say researchers.
The Royal College of Nursing has said it officially supports the decriminalisation of termination of pregnancy legislation, after its members signalled the move earlier this year.
Exercise may be as effective as prescribed drugs to lower high blood pressure, according to UK researchers.
Routine access to general practice appointments in the evening and weekends has been introduced across England more than three months ahead of schedule, it has been announced.
A leading charity has called on NHS leaders to commit further funding to diabetes care, including specialist nurses, following a “rise” in amputations linked to the condition.
A first-of-its-kind training programme that will prepare registered nurses including those who are newly qualified for a career in primary care in just nine months is being trialled by the NHS.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced a new programme of funding for nurse-led projects to improve the healthcare of people living with frailty.
NHS England has set out plans to curb the prescribing of items such as silk garments, bath oils, blood glucose testing strips, and needles for pre-filled and reusable insulin pens.
Theresa May today pledged to cut “needless” admissions and help inpatients return home sooner – through community-based rapid response teams and dedicated support for care home residents.