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Back to Basics

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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Friday, 21 October 2016

This useful Back to Basics poster describes the damaging changes that take place in three key body systems when HF with reduced ejection fraction is left untreated. The sympathetic nervous system, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and the natriuretic peptide system all undergo significant pathophysiological changes as HF progresses.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

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

More details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/annual-flu-programme

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Thursday, 11 August 2016

This month’s Back to Basics feature is a wallchart showing the new government Eatwell Guide to help your patients understand how to eat a healthy and balanced diet. You may also be interested in visiting the Eatwell page on the NHS Choices website. This includes useful healthy eating tools such as a calorie checker and BMI calculator.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

This month’s Back to Basics feature is a free wallchart to aid interpretation of the NHS Health Check results. Use this information with last month’s Back to Basics NHS Health Check chart to raise your patients’ awareness of cardiovascular risk factors and to determine the best lifestyle and medical approaches for each individual.

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Monday, 13 June 2016

This month’s Back to Basics feature is a wallchart describing the multiple harms of alcohol misuse in men and women. This could be used during discussions with patients at risk of excess alcohol consumption.

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