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Resources for emergency laparotomy vary widely across England and Wales

A fifth of hospitals in England and Wales do not have a fully staffed operating theatre in which emergency abdominal surgery can be performed at all times, the first National Emergency Laparotomy Audit has shown.1  
bmj.com
almost 7 years ago
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Role of GPs in Lansley and Hunt's new NHS England - BBC News

The new structure of NHS England means new roles and responsibilities for staff in the English health services.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago
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Dementia strategy should focus on reducing risks and promoting brain health, say experts

Leading scientists have backed calls for a fresh policy approach to combat dementia in the United Kingdom by focusing on reducing risk factors and promoting brain health throughout people’s lives. They said that “a substantial proportion of dementia might be delayed or averted if modifiable risk factors are effectively addressed.”  
bmj.com
almost 7 years ago
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Reforming the NHS from within

Our paper argues for a fundamental shift in how the NHS is reformed, learning from what has worked (and what has not) in England and elsewhere. This paper reviews the impact of three approaches to NHS reform in England since the late 1990s: targets and performance management, inspection and regulation, and competition and choice. It argues for a fundamental shift in how the NHS is reformed, learning from what has worked (and what has not) in England and elsewhere.  
The King's Fund
over 6 years ago
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Scottish independence: Pro-Union parties back Scotland powers timetable - BBC News

The Scottish leaders of the main pro-Union parties back more powers for Holyrood as the prime minister and Labour leader announce a flying visit to Scotland.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Short-term effects of air pollution on a range of cardiovascular events in England and Wales

Stream Short-term effects of air pollution on a range of cardiovascular events in England and Wales by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
over 6 years ago
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Public Health England - GOV.UK

We protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.  
gov.uk
over 6 years ago
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The management of teenage pregnancy

The United Kingdom continues to have one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy among member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operations and Development  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Ebola: London woman tests negative - BBC News

Public Health England has confirmed that a woman in London has tested negative for Ebola, meaning she does not have the disease.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Paul McMaster: At times a real pain

Paul McMaster is an English surgeon who worked for 35 years at the University of Cambridge and later at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. He retired from NHS life in 2000 to undertake medical care in the developing world, training in women’s fistula surgery repair in Uganda and Rwanda. In 2005 he began working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and carried out surgical projects in Somalia, Congo, and Burundi before moving to MSF’s Amsterdam headquarters to become surgical director. He returned to the United Kingdom in 2012 to become president of MSF UK, and he continues to work on surgical projects abroad.  
bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Initial management of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders seen in the United States and United Kingdom. The disease is characterised by two processes—cellular degeneration and the resulting biochemical deficiency of dopamine. Although these processes are inter-related, they are approached separately in the clinical setting. Currently, no proven neuroprotective or disease modifying treatment is available for Parkinson’s disease. Several agents can be used to treat the motor symptoms associated with dopamine deficiency, and it is important to choose wisely when starting treatment. Drugs can have mild, moderate, or high potency, and the patient’s goals, comorbidities, and the short and long term implications of choosing a specific agent should be taken into account when selecting the appropriate agent. Non-motor symptoms, such as depression, fatigue, and disorders of sleep and wakefulness, also need to be evaluated and treated. Research is under way to deliver dopaminergic therapy more effectively, but studies aimed at slowing or stopping disease progression have not shown promise.  
bmj.com
about 6 years ago