The UK Government announced plans to increase current prescription charges by 20p, or 2.3%, to a record £8.80, new prices will come into effect as of the 1st of April. Conservative Health Minister Lord O’Shaughnessy, who announced the plans stated: “We have increased the prescription charge by 20p from £8.60 to £8.80 for each medicine or appliance
Only Medics was an acquisition from the talented and innovative Dr Elaine Ford in 2009. In 2012 when I joined Clinical Professionals as Group Managing Director having worked with Elaine for many years previously, the legacy of her brand and driving it forward was a key focus for me. Last year saw Only Medics most
According to new research, the financial crisis at the NHS has caused cutbacks on critical clinical trials conducted with drug companies on new medicines. Financially challenged hospitals are redirecting nurses away from drug research to make up for the shortfall in doctors and nurses doing clinical work with patients, according to a report in research
EMA has accepted GW Pharmaceuticals’ request to review the MMA (Marketing Authorisation Application) of Epidiolex, or cannibidiol. The treatment is currently used on patients who suffer from seizures linked to Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. GW Pharmaceuticals first submitted Epidiolex for review in December 2017. The successful filing of the MAA of the drug follows
NHS England has put out plans for England to become the first country to eliminate hepatitis C, at least five years prior to the WHO’s target date of 2030. It is hoped that the next round of procurement, which launches in February and deemed to be the largest medicines procurement ever done by the NHS,
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, explains how aerobic and resistance exercise can increase life expectancy for patients who have successfully completed breast cancer treatment. According to National Cancer Institute estimates, in 2017 there were approximately 252,710 new diagnoses of breast cancer in the United States.
A study conducted by the Queen Mary University of London has found that the rise in accident and emergency attendances is being driven by long-term health conditions as opposed to the lack of GP provision. The team of researchers analysed data from nearly 820,000 GP registered patients across 136 practices in East London, and found
As part of the formal launch of our US office in Cambridge, MA, CPL Physicians, a sister brand to UK based Only Medics and part of the Clinical Professionals Group, hosted an event that brought together a number of eminent senior physicians from the greater Boston Biopharma and Med Tech industry. In an intimate dining
NHS England has advised hospitals to defer non-urgent, elective operations and procedures until next month to allow the health service to deal with high pressures over the winter period. According to the National Emergency Pressures Panel (NEPP), the NHS has been under sustained pressure over the Christmas period with high levels of respiratory illness, high
Only Medics, part of the Clinical Professionals group, held their annual Christmas Day, including a bake sale, secret Santa and wearing Christmas jumpers all to aid our corporate charity, Bloodwise.