Claire Bellone, clinical nurse specialist at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Trust, gives her personal view on how primary healthcare professionals can work with women with menopausal symptoms and implement the recommendations of the NICE guideline on the diagnosis and management of menopause.
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.
The National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network has launched a series of hypertension profiles that allow CCGs and local authorities to see how well they are doing in detecting and treating high blood pressure compared with other similar authorities and the national average.
Use this free downloadable results sheet to help you and your patients make the most of the NHS Health Check. In addition to recording all the test results, the sheet features a list of personal goals and healthy lifestyle tips for your patient to increase motivation.
A new digital health collaboration, formed between My mHealth and LumiraDx Care Solutions, has the potential to support millions of patients in the UK to self-care under the guidance of their care teams.
People at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can reduce their chances of getting the condition by more than 80% by completing a new education programme, according to a new study from the Leicester Diabetes Centre.
For people with long-term conditions, self-care can have as much, if not more, influence on their health than prescribed medication and treatment. Yet, in many cases, healthcare professionals become frustrated when attempts to improve peoples' self-care behaviours prove unsuccessful. This article looks at some of the reasons why it can be difficult to encourage people with diabetes or cardiovascular disease to look after themselves effectively; what types of practice can help us to increase people's success in managing long-term conditions; and how we can incorporate empowering techniques in our day-to-day consultations.