18 June 2012

NICE release new guidelines for safe opioid use in palliative care

A new clinical guideline published by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), will help ensure safe and...

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18 June 2012

Lansley heckled by nurses at RCoN Conference

Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, was heckled by nurses at the Royal College of Nursing’s annual conference in...

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18 June 2012

FPM raise concerns with BUPA funding policy for injections

The Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), have released a statement, outlining concerns about the recent update...

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18 June 2012

New healthcare research proves investment in medical technology would save money and lives

New healthcare research has shown that greater investment in ICT and diagnostic technologies would save money and directly improve patients’...

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18 June 2012

Interesting NHS statistics reveal data errors in care records

Authors of a letter published in the British Medical Journal, from Imperial College London NHS Healthcare Trust, stress the importance...

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18 June 2012

Recovery from propofol anaesthesia may be sped by use of common stimulant

The ability of the commonly used stimulant methylphenidate (Ritalin) to speed recovery from general anaesthesia appears to apply both to...

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29 May 2012

Anaesthetists test scale that measures risk of harm from invasive research placebos

A scale developed to measure the potential harm caused by invasive placebos in local anaesthesia research has been successfully tested...

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29 May 2012

Large study helps to define risk factors for pregnancy-related subarachnoid hemorrhage, a leading cause of maternal mortality

A large study published in Anesthesiology found that the devastating complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs in approximately 1/15,000 pregnancies,...

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