Clinical update

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men – one in eight will develop it at some time

Womb cancer

Womb cancer is the fourth most common cancer in UK women.

Controlled drugs

Stay up to date with the latest guidance on prescribing controlled drugs.

Pre-operative tests

Updated NICE guidance aims to reduce unnecessary pre-operative testing

Chronic wounds dressing

Around 200,000 people have a chronic wound at any one time in the UK, at a cost to the NHS...

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever cases have reached their highest level in 30 years.

Post-operative pain

Post-operative pain affects 60% of surgical patients.

Preventing type 2 diabetes

More than four million people are living with diabetes in the UK.

Epilepsy

More than 600,000 people in the UK have epilepsy, a condition that causes repeated seizures.

Domestic violence

Domestic abuse can take the form of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour as well...

Motor neurone disease

Motor neurone disease describes a group of related diseases, affecting the neurones in the...

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, relapsing and often lifelong disorder that...

Myeloma

Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a form of cancer that arises from plasma cells,...

Pneumonia

An infection of the lung tissue, pneumonia is common and has a high mortality rate.

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection that mainly affects the lungs, however it can affect any...

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, after breast, lung and...

Zika virus

Zika virus disease is caused by a virus that is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.

Sepsis

Each year in the UK there are an estimated 150,000 cases of sepsis, and 44,000 people die as...

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