Are you an ‘A’, a ‘B’ an ‘AB’ or an ‘O’?

This may be an abstract question, however the answer may one day save your life. Doctors, Nurses, AHP and HSS candidates will tell you that listed in the title of this post are our four main blood groups.  Phlebotomists can go further still, stating just how blood flows around the body and how, when in […]

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What is medicalisation?

BMA council member speaks out about unnecessary medical interventions Deputy chair of the BMA council Dr Kailash Chand has identified a recent trend within healthcare for medicalisation, which he identifies as patients seeking medical treatment for lifestyle problems. Key signs of medicalisation include the increasing use of medicines and hospital tests, rising hospitalisation rates, more […]

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Google breaking into healthcare market

New partnership sees digital healthcare take an impressive step forward Google is partnering with prestigious pharmaceutical giant Novaritis to create glucose sensing contact lenses for diabetics. Digital forerunners Google are used to issuing out fast paced innovative ideas, their business model founded on producing and selling these gadgets and gizmos. Pair this with the legitimacy […]

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Long term condition patients cause 70% of NHS spending

Two-thirds of A&E visits linked to long term condition patients MP’s have spoken out about their fear for how long term conditions are managed by the NHS, saying that cutting back on hospital services before community care plans are fully in place will be a “recipe for disaster”.  Long term conditions, such as diabetes, currently account […]

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Should doctors specialise?

Medical workforce undergoing change Health Education England are planning to transform the NHS workforce within the next two years, with some specialist training being scrapped. Jo Lenaghan, director of strategy and planning at the HEE has revealed to the HSJ that the £5 billion budget would be adjusted to create new jobs that used “less rigid […]

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Could Wikipedia replace GP’s?

Online encyclopaedia is cited to be wrong in nine out of 10 health articles American researchers have warned internet users to steer clear of medical advice offered on popular information site Wikipedia as it discovered that nine out of 10 of the health articles contained incorrect information. Looking at popular pieces on conditions such as heart disease, lung cancer, […]

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