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Back to Basics

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

This useful wallchart gives at-a-glance advice on diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure in adults, based on the most recent hypertension guidelines from NICE.

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Monday, 15 January 2018

Our latest Back to Basics is a wallchart highlighting key features about familial hypercholesterolaemia with links to other useful information.

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Monday, 23 October 2017

This month’s Back to Basics feature is a useful wallchart showing the five key functions of the kidney which include making balancing salt and water levels, making strong bones, boosting the production of red blood cells, controlling blood pressure and excreting waste from the blood.

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

This month’s Back to Basics feature is a useful wallchart focusing on the processes involved in glucose metabolism in the body, both in people with normal metabolism and those with types 1 and 2 diabetes. 

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Saturday, 14 October 2017

This month’s Back to Basics feature is a useful wallchart showing the differences between normal heart rhythm and atrial fibrillation. The chart also includes a list of controllable and non-controllable risk factors for atrial fibrillation.

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Monday, 11 September 2017

This month’s Back to Basics feature is a wallchart to support this year’s seasonal flu vaccination programme. 

The vaccine is offered free on the NHS to adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone aged 65 and over), pregnant women and children aged six months to two years at risk of flu.

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

This Back to Basics feature is a wallchart describing the functions of a healthy liver – the largest organ in the body. It carries out more than 500 tasks essential for life. This wallchart accompanies details on the new NICE guideline on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Friday, 21 October 2016

A number of drug classes are used in the treatment of patients with heart failure. This illustrated Back to Basics poster describes the various drugs and their mechanisms of action to give health care professionals and their patients a greater understanding of heart failure management and where sacubitril/valsartan fits into the picture.

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