Ingrid Torjesen is a freelance journalist specialising in health and health policy. She is a regular contributor to The BMJ and the Health Service Journal and is editor of The Advisor, a magazine for people working in smoking cessation services. In the past she has acted as news editor for The BMJ; opinion, features and news editors for the HSJ and features editor for Nursing Times. Staff posts include associate editor and news editor of GP newspaper, news editor of Pulse, and reporter at Australian Doctor, based in Sydney. She has a degree in Biological Sciences specialising in Genetics.
Clinical commissioning groups have been offloading responsibility for prescribing specialist drugs onto GPs, but many GPs say they have not been trained or paid to provide this service.
Adolescents admitted to hospital as an emergency for drug, alcohol, or violence-related injury have a similar risk of suicide over the next ten years to an adolescent admitted for self-harming, a study published in The Lancet on 25 May 2017 has found.
The European Medicines Agency has announced that its new and improved version of EudraVigilance, the European information system of suspected adverse reactions to medicines, is on track to go live on 22 November 2017.
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