Red meat and Colon Cancer

Research study report published in the International Journal of Epidemiology found that consuming an average of 76 g/day of red and processed meat are at increased risk for colorectal cancer. The average of 76 g/day of red and processed meat is ..

Pulmonary Embolism Guidelines

British Thoracic Society has published Guidelines for the initial outpatient management of low-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) with recommendations. Patients with PE should be assessed for suitability for management as outpatients (OPs). Grade B Patients assessed as low risk and suitable for ..

NICE guidance on inhaler choice

NICE has written guidance on patient decision aid Asthma affects the airways and can make it difficult to breathe. It may cause symptoms such as chest tightness, wheeziness or coughing. Inhalers are devices that deliver a medicine into the lungs ..

Epilepsy medication shortage

Patients , Doctors, pharmacists are increasingly aware of shortage of epilepsy medication. Others involved in increasing awareness include the Epilepsy Society. All have been in contact with Health Secretary. Epilepsy, which can develop at any age, is most commonly diagnosed ..

5Alpha reductase and risk of Diabetes

A research study in British medical Journal BMJ suggests that 5alpha-reductase inhibitors is associated with an increased risk of developing new-onset type 2 diabetes in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The population-based cohort study, published in the BMJ, used data ..

Trigeminal Neuralgia Management

Trigeminal Neuralgia has been a difficult management problems; now published recommendations for the management of patients with TN trigeminal neuralgia by European Academy of Neurology Key recommendations for diagnosis, medical treatment and surgical interventions. Diagnosis MRI along with a combination ..

BMA investigates sexism

Dr Chaand Nagpaul Chair of BMAhas apologised and promised an investigation after GPonline reported on sexism and abusive behaviour by some male colleagues towards senior women in the GPC. Dr Nagpaul stated that he was appalled to hear of the ..


The British Medical Association BMA has described as a real advance in workplace equality an agreement enabling junior doctors who take shared parental leave to access enhanced pay rates. Since 1 April 2019, shared parental pay in England has been ..


The guidance from National Institute Clinical Excellence NICE covers identifying children, young people and adults with symptoms that could be caused by cancer. It outlines appropriate investigations in primary care, and selection of people to refer for a specialist opinion. ..


More than 15 million appointments at GP surgeries in England are being wasted each year because of patients failing to turn up without informing practices in advance