Asthma UK has revealed that those with asthma are rationing their medication due to prescription costs which is causing avoidable asthma attacks and extra hospital admissions. Recent reports by the charity has claimed that more than a million people in England are having to ‘pay to breathe’ and are at risk of having a life-threatening
A report comparing 18 countries led by the Nuffield Trust and Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) suggest that young people in the UK are more likely to develop a long-term condition which may kill them or deny them years of healthy life, compared to European and western nations. Britain is “letting down its side of the bargain” with young
NICE and PHE have published draft guidance on antimicrobial prescribing for hospital-acquired and community-acquired pneumonia, setting out a strategy designed to optimise antibiotic use and cut down on antibiotic resistance. The guidelines advise that antibiotics should be given to people with community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia within four hours of an established diagnosis. NICE also provided
NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis warned that paid-for promotion of products including diet pills, detox teas and appetite-suppressant sweets on social media sites, could have a damaging impact on physical and mental health. Leading him to call on social media companies to protect young and vulnerable users by banning irresponsible and unsafe celebrity endorsements.
The ABPI is warning that the UK needs to address an increasing number of science skills gaps in order to retain its leading position for medicines and vaccines research and development. The Association states that the UK is falling behind Europe and the rest of the world in terms of numbers of students studying many
Diabetes UK has recently called on the out-of-home sector to recognise their responsibility to help consumers eat more healthily. A survey commissioned by the charity found over half of UK adults struggle to find information on nutritional contents of food brought from restaurants, cafes and takeaways. With half of respondents (49%) reporting they eat dinner
Yvette Cleland: “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” …
Clinical Professionals Group CEO, Yvette Cleland, comments on Only Medics activity from last year… The last half of 2018 has seen our most successful trading period in the history on Only Medics. I would like to sincerely thank the many clients and candidates we worked with throughout this period, we never take you for granted.
EMA has revealed a final tally of 84 positive opinions on new medicines in 2018, with 42 of these being new active substances. This number is slightly down from 94 in 2017, but the number of new active substances approved in 2018 grew from 35 to 42. Amongst those approved, 21 were orphan medicines (exactly
A new scheme has been adopted by Lancaster University to embed physical activity into the training for medical students which has been showcased at a national and international level. Lancaster Medical School was the first school in the UK to fully adopt the involvement of Movement For Movement physical activity resources into the undergraduate programme
A pioneering, non-invasive procedure to repair faulty valves in the heart has been approved by NICE for use on the NHS. Previously, patients needing mitral valve repair have only had the option to undergo open heart surgery and is often deemed too risky for those considered elderly or frail. The new procedure will be performed