For many patients, particularly the elderly, multiple comorbidity management requires many different drugs. In this article, Dr Aisling Koning outlines the issues of polypharmacy.
This article was first published on the Health-Care Arena website and has been produced by kind permission of Pentland Medical.
Our resident commentator, Joan Pons-Laplana is doing it all again - running that is. This time, it's for the Cavell Nurse's Trust.
Read about it here and how you can support Joan.
BSN has launched a new ‘Quick Guide’, Managing Chronic Oedema with a Venous Leg Ulcer. It contains practical help and advice, and is available free of charge.
October the 12th of this year marked the 20th World Arthritis Day. Currently, around one in seven people in the UK currently live with arthritis and this figure is expected to rise to one in four in the next 15 years.
This article by Dr Wendy Holden, outines how the charity Arthritis Action helps those with the condition and how you can help your patients who have arthritis.
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The Erasmus Medical Centre, Department of Dermatology, Rotterdam and the Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care, Amersfoort, both in The Netherlands, are currently embarking on the development of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for Lymphoedema.
Post 2008 financial crash, political rhetoric has centred on public sector bodies providing more for less and the NHS has not escaped this mantra. As a consequence, procurement departments have been thrust into the limelight as NHS Trusts search for ways to reduce their non-pay expenditure. Historically procurement has been seen as a transactional back office function; however more recently procurement departments are being relied upon to conjure up new approaches to reduce expenditure. In this article, Daniel Legg outlines his role.
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