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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 ..

BARNET SENIORS’ ASSOCIATION

Barnet Seniors’ Association is a local voluntary organisation which has developed from the 55+Forum and the Older People’s Assembly in Barnet, North London, UK. It is an organisation that links up with other local clubs and organisations which provide support ..

LONDON AMBULANCE SERVICE LAS

The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust has been rated Good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), following an inspection that took place in March 2018. The trust was rated Outstanding for being caring and Good for being safe, effective, ..

ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Recent figures show that there is an average of 25% of patients with a confirmed atrial fibrillation AF diagnosis are not on any anticoagulation medication. Some practices are as low as 50%. This could be potentially dangerous for this group of patients. ..

DIABETIC EYE SCREENING

Diabetic eye screening is important as it helps to prevent sight loss. As someone with diabetes, your eyes are at risk of damage from diabetic retinopathy. Screening can detect the condition early before you notice any changes to your vision.