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Monday, 17 July 2017
Management of type 2 diabetes continues to be very challenging. Adherence with therapy is poor, due in part to the number of medications and the high frequency they need to be taken each day. PillTime is a new system which makes managing medicines easier and is ideal for those on multiple medicines and active lifestyles.
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Wednesday, 07 June 2017

NICE have recently updated the guidance in a number of sections of the type 2 diabetes guidelines (NG28). New information on sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors has been added to the section on initial drug treatment when metformin is contraindicated or not tolerated.

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017

A new survey from the Atrial Fibrillation society shows a high level of demand for self-monitoring in people being treated with warfarin. In the survey, 79% of respondents said that they would prefer to self-monitor over clinic visits. New self- monitoring products are being launched.

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Over recent years there has been growing attention on cardiovascular disease prevention through improved detection and management of the high risk conditions such as atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure and high cholesterol in different parts of the country. Dr Matt Kearney, National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention describes a number of encouraging national developments.
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Friday, 19 May 2017
A national drive to prevent type 2 diabetes could help delay or stop up to 18,000 cases of the condition from developing over five years. The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) could also save £1.1 billion in health benefits and by year 12 could become cost saving. The programme was developed to identify those at high risk of type 2 diabetes and refer them onto a behaviour change programme.
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Friday, 19 May 2017
A useful new resource on stroke for healthcare professionals and the general public has been published on the Health Awareness website. Articles include a feature from National Clinical Director of Stroke Professor Anthony Rudd (St Thomas’ Hospital, London) on the importance of quick access to specialist care and treatment.
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Friday, 19 May 2017
The NICE Quality Standard (QS) on the diagnosis and management of stable angina has been updated to reflect changes to the NICE guideline on chest pain of recent onset. Statement 1 of the QS was changed to encourage people with features of typical or atypical angina to be offered 64-slice CT coronary angiography to confirm any diagnosis.
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Positive evidence for the benefits of the NHS Health Check has been published in the first report from the NHS Health Check Expert Scientific and Clinical Advisory Panel.
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