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Friday, 15 September 2017
NICE is calling for people who are eligible for free flu vaccination to be offered it at every opportunity. New draft guidance from NICE highlights the need to educate people that having a flu vaccination each year is the single best way of protecting against catching or spreading flu.
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Friday, 15 September 2017
Hospitals and GP surgeries are being urged to come together as a ‘national collective’ to raise awareness of a short-term complication of diabetes. They are being urged to take part in Hypo Awareness Week 2017, which runs from Monday 2 October 2 to Sunday 8 October.
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Sunday, 13 August 2017
A new blueprint for diabetes care has been published by NHS England in a bid to improve and reduce variation of care.
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Sunday, 13 August 2017
An innovative change programme created by Diabetes UK and Ashridge Executive Education, in collaboration with Novo Nordisk who are providing support and funding, has been awarded the prestigious EFMD Excellence in Practice Gold award. The Diabetes UK Clinical Champions programme has been designed to help health professionals in the NHS to tackle failings and complex challenges in diabetes healthcare.
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Sunday, 13 August 2017
The European Commission has approved patiromer (Veltassa®) for the treatment of hyperkalaemia, which marks the first new drug licenced specifically for the treatment of hyperkalaemia in over 60 years.
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Monday, 17 July 2017
Arrhythmia Alliance, in collaboration with Happitech and Bug Labs, have launched the Heart for Heart e-health initiative where people can contribute their heart rhythm data using the free Heart for Heart iPhone app.
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Monday, 17 July 2017
A new series of 40 films on heart failure have been released by the Sound Doctor, a leading provider of health-related film and audio content for patients. The films are released in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, and have been produced with input from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
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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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