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BLOOD TESTS

BLOOD tests can be arranged: Liver Function Tests LFT   £42.00 Biochemistry £102.00 Haematology  £44.00 Haematology & Biochemistry £139.00 Well Man screen £232.00 Well Woman screen £232.00   PHLEBOTOMY CHARGE £31.00 HORMONES Oestradiol £41.00 Testosterone free £85.00 Testosterone total £41.00 ..

PRISON DEATHS

In the year to March 2017 there were 344 prison deaths, of which 113 were self inflicted, and 199 were due to natural causes. In 2016 there were 40161 self-harm incidents in prison=471/1000 prisoners

PRISON & SELF-HARM

The Justice Secretary announced 6 March 2018 information and statistics about Prison & self-harm. Last year there were 42,837 incidents of self-harm in our prisons, involving 11,428 individuals.

PRISON SEGREGATION

Prison segregation was the subject of the annual Perrie Lectures 2017. Different speakers contributed from different perspectives covering the use and harms of segregation, the potential benefit and harmful effects. These articles were printed in Prison Service Journal March 2018 ..

GROUP B STREP GBS & ANTENATAL TESTING

 When to offer of antenatal testing for Group Strep B GBS is appropriate? If a woman carried GBS in a previous pregnancy and the baby did not develop GBS disease, an Enriched Culture Medium (ECM) swab test for GBS carriage ..

GROUP B STREP (GBS) IN LABOUR

Group B Strep GBS is the most common cause of severe infection in newborn babies and of meningitis in babies under 3 months old. Most early onset GBS infections (in babies aged 0?-?6 days) can be prevented by giving intravenous ..

GROUP B STREP (GBS) DURING PREGNANCY

All pregnant women are provided with a patient information leaflet about group B Strep. A suitable leaflet has been produced jointly by the RCOG and Group B Strep Support If a woman has had a GBS urinary tract infection (>105 ..

HARMONY NON-INVASIVE PRENATAL TEST

The Harmony Prenatal Test is a DNA-based non-invasive prenatal test (also known as a non-invasive prenatal screen “NIPS”) for: Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 18 and trisomy 13. It is proven to be more accurate than traditional screening tests and can ..

PREVENTING MEDICATION ERRORS

The NHS & Health and Social Care Secretary set out a new plan May 2018 to monitor , learn from and prevent costly medication errors. The NHS will introduce a series of indicators to show whether a prescription may have ..

NICE RECOMMENDATION FOR MODERATE TO SEVERE PLAQUE PSORIASIS

Guselkumab is recommended as an option for treating plaque psoriasis in adults, only if: the disease is severe, as defined by a total Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) of 10 or more and a Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) of ..