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Category list : Royal College of Physicians

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  • Dame Sue Bailey, chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

    Intercollegiate report recommends how to improve the physical health of patients with severe mental illness Subscription

    26 OCT 2016 16:58 By Julia Robinson

    ‘Improving the physical health of adults with severe mental illness: essential actions’ makes practical recommendations for changes to help adults with severe mental illness receive the same standard of physical healthcare as the general population.

  • We need more investment in diagnostics for asthma Subscription

    9 MAY 2016 9:47 By Samantha Walker
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    Recent headlines in national media have declared that asthma is ‘overdiagnosed and trivialised’. But as I am sure your readers know, these news stories are masking a deeper issue: there is no simple diagnostic test for asthma. It is shocking that in the 21st century we still do not have a simple test to be able to tell if someone has asthma, a condition so ...

  • Unintended costs of EU e-cigarette tax hike Subscription

    3 MAY 2016 11:01 By Pascal Culverhouse

    The media has been rife with sensationalist articles regarding the potential dangers of e-cigarettes. But when discussing e-cigarettes, it is important to remember that they are used overwhelmingly by smokers as a means of quitting or cutting down on cigarettes. According to Action on Smoking and Health — a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco — instances of non-smokers taking up vaping (as opposed to just trying it once) are extremely ...

  • Suzanne Scott-Thomas, chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Welsh Pharmacy Board

    RPS Wales launches first bilingual policy document

    3 MAY 2016 10:55 By Julia Robinson

    The RPS Wales’ policy ‘Improving medicines use in care homes in Wales’ has become the first RPS policy document to be translated into the Welsh language. 

  • A man vaping an e-cigarette

    Smokers should be encouraged to switch to e-cigarettes, urges UK doctors body Subscription

    28 APR 2016 16:07

    Healthcare professionals should encourage smokers to switch their tobacco cigarettes for e-cigarettes because vaping is much safer than smoking, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) says in a new report.

  • Elisabeth Frink’s sculpture entitled Riace Figure III

    Health-related exhibitions along Euston Road, London

    22 MAR 2016 By Andrew Haynes

    Andrew Haynes describes three health-related exhibitions to visit in central London.

  • Electronic discharge advice letters for community pharmacists Subscription

    16 JAN 2016 0:00 By Efi Mantzourani

    The 2009 Care Quality Commission annual report revealed limitations in the transfer of information between sectors. When a patient is discharged from hospital with a change of medicine, completeness and timeliness of the information were highlighted as issues. In Wales, to improve communication between primary and secondary care and to aid the seamless transition of care for the patient, the discharge medicines review (DMR) service was established in autumn 2011.

  • Avoiding the plague

    5 MAY 2015 By Andrew Haynes

    It was 350 years ago this summer that the Great Plague took hold in London. What methods did patients and doctors employ to try to keep themselves safe?

  • Pharmacy student numbers will not be controlled

    Clinical Pharmacist's monthly news round-up: the top 10 in the past month Subscription

    20 NOV 2014 13:54

    What has been happening in the world of pharmacy? Here’s our pick of must-read news from the past month…

  • National targets to reduce antibiotic prescribing should be reduced in order to fight the increase of antimicrobial resistance

    Putting the brakes on antibiotic use Subscription

    13 NOV 2014

    The UK government should support calls from across the health service for national targets to reduce antibiotic prescribing, before resistance robs us of vital treatments.

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