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.
A third of patients who use complementary and alternative medicine hide the fact in consultations with conventional medicine providers, with potential safety implications, a study suggests.
A first of its kind award ceremony in Sheffield has celebrated the “often-unsung work” of nurses in primary care.
General practice nurses are in line for a pay boost as part of a new “radical” contract for primary care across England, though it is likely it will be up to individual practices to decide how much money to pass on to their employees.
Healthcare professionals are being urged to read the UK’s first guideline on diagnosing foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in order to become better acquainted with how to identify it.
Midwives, health visitors, school nurses have an important role in promoting vaccination to parents, says a new report that raises concerns about the influence of social media on take-up.