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GOVERNMENT MEDICAL CHIEF ADVISES SUGAR TAX

Dame Sally Davies is the Chief Medical Officer to the Government. In the annual report just published she advises increasing the existing TAX ON SUGAR containing drinks; the suggestion is to cover a range of foods that are high in ..

GMC concern about medical workforce

The General Medical Council GMC reports concern about the size of the UK doctor workforce. Numbers of doctors has remained about the same 2012-2017. However there has been a rise of 28% in casualty emergency attendance and 15% rise in ..

EXTRA QUESTIONS ON AN EXPERT’S REPORT

Can extra questions be asked on an expert’s report? That is the question often asked. The answer is YES that under CPR Rule 35.6 parties are enabled to seek clarification of an expert’s report by means of written questions, the ..

MEDICAL CONSULTANTS PLAN TO LEAVE

There is a new report from the British Medical Association about medical consultants workforce. The report finds that less than 7% expect to remain working in the NHS after the age of 65. The report also finds that one third ..

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 ..