Antimicrobial Resistance urges NHS to test “subscription-like” payment model for treatments

UK Government recently announced details for how they plan to support pharmaceutical companies’ investments in the development of drugs to treat antibiotic resistant infections. The NHS looks to test a first-of-its-kind ‘subscription-style’ payment model that will help incentivise companies to develop new drugs required for tackling antibiotic resistant infections. The plan arose after the launch

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British Medical Journal publishes new guideline for subclinical hypothyroidism

BMJ has released a new clinical practice guideline for evaluating benefits and harms of thyroid hormones for adults with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), triggered by a recent systematic review of randomised controlled trials, which could lead to a change in current procedure. The guideline states that thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered to adults with SCH

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NHS looks to fund new brain surgery for deaf children

NHS England has recently announced plans to fund innovative new brain surgery for children who are deaf. The surgery will allow them to experience hearing for the first time, and is set to be made routinely available. The Auditory Brainstem Implants (ABIs) surgery will be performed by two highly specialist teams at hospitals in Manchester

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