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Thursday, 20 October 2016

In a new Clinical Guideline on multimorbidity, NICE calls for a tailored approach to care when treating people with two or more long-term health conditions. The guideline sets out ways to put patients with complex health issues at the heart of decisions about their care, including how to decide between different medicines and treatments.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016
Diabetes UK has developed a new resource guide designed to encourage healthcare professionals to use root cause analysis (RCA) to help reduce the number of unnecessary diabetes-related amputations. The new guide provides practical, step-by-step information on how to complete RCA. It includes who to involve, how to gather the right data, and techniques to help identify root causes.
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Thursday, 08 September 2016

NICE has published a new diabetes quality standard for adults featuring seven new and updated statements covering type 2 diabetes prevention, structured education programmes, care and treatment, and prevention and management of foot problems. The new quality standard updates the 2011 version.

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Thursday, 08 September 2016

The British Heart Foundation has launched the Miles Frost Fund to establish a UK-wide cascade testing service for families at risk of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The fund has been established in memory of Sir David Frost’s son Miles who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition in 2015.

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Thursday, 08 September 2016

The American Heart Association has published a scientific statement providing prescribers with a list of drugs that can cause or worsen heart failure. Heart failure patients are usually taking medications for multiple medical conditions with resulting risk for drug-drug or drug-condition interactions.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
The ‘Think Kidneys’ awareness campaign aims to improve public knowledge of the importance of the kidneys. GP surgeries and pharmacies across England will be displaying a series of posters to improve the awareness of kidneys, what they do and how to look after them, so patients attending GP surgeries may well be asking questions about their kidney health.
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
NICE has recently published two new guidelines on liver cirrhosis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in an effort to tackle the growing burden of liver disease in the UK.
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016
A new fixed-dose combination therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes is being recommended for marketing approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). If authorisation goes ahead, the fixed dose combination of saxagliptin and dapagliflozin (Qtern, AstraZeneca) will be the first treatment of its kind to be approved in Europe.
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