Issue : July 2007
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Schoolchildren must be monitored regularly for potential speech, language and communication problems, an independent review has concluded.
MS patients still missing out on servicesSubscription
Many trusts are failing to implement NICE guidance on the management of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to latest findings.
The cancer drug docetaxel (Taxotere) has been given the go-ahead this month for restricted use in Scotland by the Scottish Medicines Consortium.
SMC approves hepatitis treatmentSubscription
The Scottish Medicines Consortium has approved tenofovir (Viread) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults.
Continence drug launchedSubscription
A new once-daily drug for over-active bladder – urge incontinence, frequency and nocturia – has been launched this month in the UK.
HVs lack formal training in family relationshipsSubscription
Health visitors want formal training in dealing with relationship problems between children and their parents, according to Glasgow researchers.
Scottish PNs may be missing out in GP contractSubscription
Practice nurses in Scotland are at risk of missing out on appropriate remuneration because of a lack of information, the RCN has warned.
National guidance issued on treating sickle cellSubscription
England’s first ever standards for the care of adults with sickle cell anaemia have been launched today.
Half of all bladder cancer cases are caused by smoking cigarettes, warn US researchers.
Scottish hospitals to get nutrition championsSubscription
Nutrition champions are to be appointed across Scotland to improve nutritional standards in hospitals, ministers have announced.