Friday Five

National incident declared over polio virus, lack of diversity in top ranks of ICSs and hardest year to get into medical school – This week’s Friday Five

National incident declared as polio virus found in London sewage A national incident has been declared by public health officials as routine surveillance of wastewater in north and east London found evidence of community transmission of poliovirus for the first time. There have been no reports of the disease or related paralysis and the risk…

Friday Five

A new online therapy for PTSD, ICS’s in more deprived areas exceeding expectations, trust’s fatal failure to give inmate vital medication and doctors questioning the narrative on menopause – this week’s Friday Five

  New remote-delivered cognitive therapy for PTSD found to be just as effective as face-to-face A pilot study by Cardiff University has found that online delivered therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is just as effective as face to face cognitive therapy. The type of therapy tested was just 1/3rd of the length of…

News

Learnings from our first summer roundtable

Population health management: an emerging approach for pharmaceutical companies? By April Santos, Senior Account Executive Last week we held the first event in our new summer roundtable series, bringing together subject matter experts to share their insight and experience on particular topics relevant to the NHS, service providers and pharma. Our first theme was population…

Friday Five

Potential NHS service closures, staff shortages leading to more painful hysteroscopies, and new immunotherapies for rectal and pancreatic cancers – this week’s Friday Five

Financial pressures may cause potential NHS service closures NHS providers have warned that due to financial pressures, trusts may have to close services and ‘streamline’ them to single sites. A survey published by NHSP, which represents trust leaders, found that three quarters of respondents believed 2.5% is the maximum realistic target for average efficiency, this…