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Nurses are in ‘the ideal position’ to take on the role of key worker for patients with advanced breast cancer, according to NICE guidance.
High street mole clinics set up to pick up cases of malignant melanoma should not be commissioned by PCTs, says the Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin.
A drug used to treat psoriasis has been suspended by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) following the deaths of two patients.
People dialing 999 that do not need ambulances can now be referred directly to other services, says the Department of Health.
Nurses in Gaza are struggling to treat thousands of pregnant women turning up at hospitals overwhelmed with casualties due to the latest bombardments from Israel, a charity has said.
Theatre nurses must ensure they follow a WHO safety checklist for every patient having surgery in the NHS, according to the government's patient safety watchdog.
Aspirin does not prevent a first myocardial infarction or stroke in patients with diabetesSubscription
Low- dose aspirin does not prevent a first myocardial infarction or stroke in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to Japanese researchers
Scottish researchers say combining a series of test results into a simple scoring method for identifying patients with stomach bleeds that are low risk could be used to free up more hospital beds.
Type 1 diabetes linked with coeliac diseaseSubscription
Type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease have been found to be more closely linked than first thought.
The nurse-led telephone triage service NHS Direct has started reviewing how it can improve its performance in order to boost the percentage of calls it resolve in-house without referral.