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Latest Updates

Should lesbian and bisexual women have a smear?

In 2009, the NHS Cervical Cancer Screening Programme found that:
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Sepsis - a reminder

The guidelines themselves remind us how challenging it can be to make the diagnosis. They prompt us to ask ourselves “Could this be sepsis?” in those presenting with signs...
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Introducing our new 'Locum Essentials Guide'

We have produced the ‘Locum Essentials Guide’, a joint venture between MyLocumManager and Red Whale. As well as the financial side of things, the guide looks...
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So, how will you manage Joan's hoarse voice?

NICE 2015 suspected cancer guidelines include guidance on head, neck and thyroid cancers. A 2014 article in the BMJ Rational Imaging series considered the best use of different imaging techniques...

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Diagnosing menopause

NICE considers HRT to be first line treatment for menopausal symptoms. Lifestyle advice is central in managing symptoms. Also, remember that, after the menopause, the risk of...

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Latest alternative truth on breast cancer prevention - setting the record straight

NICE produced clear guidance on this in 2013 that states that the role of primary care is to identify women at moderate or high risk and refer them to clinical genetics. Tamoxifen and raloxifene...

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