Patients who have had a myocardial infarction (MI) but do not have heart failure or left ventricular systolic dysfunction do not seem to benefit from beta blockers, a large UK study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found
From October general practices in England will be financially penalised if they close during core working hours during the week, the chief executive of NHS England has said.
Simon Stevens told MPs on the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee that changes to the GP contract, which will be introduced in October, will allow NHS England to scrutinise GP opening hours more closely and take action where necessary.
Read the latest articles in the current issue of Diabetic Medicine, including – New horizons in the understanding of the causes and management of diabetic foot disease report from the 2017 Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference Symposium.
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Read the recent article, “ABCDE2…expose the eye” (a case report concerning a blunt instrument injury) published by staff from the Departments of Ophthalmology at Aintree University Hospital and Macclesfield District General Hospital.
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A recent news article in the BMJ highlights a telemedicine service run by a Yorkshire NHS trust which has reduced care home referrals to GPs by 40% and ambulance calls by almost 30%.
Staff in care homes are linked to a digital hub at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in Keighley and can seek advice 24 hours a day about the health of any of their residents. The service is run by a team of senior nurses who have online access to GP patient records and can consult doctors at the trust if they need to.
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Everyday nursing requires the appropriate use of evidence and this website from Evidently Cochrane provides useful insights. The article about pressure ulcers illustrates why evidence is needed for everyday practice.
Evidence can be found from a variety of sources and with busy workloads and winter pressures coming, you may find it is hard to find time to search for reliable evidence.
Don’t worry – we can help you!
Your Library and Knowledge Service has skilled outreach specialists who can help you, either by running an evidence search or training you to do it effectively. So get ahead and get in touch with us if you are based at East Cheshire NHS Trust.