Antibiotics ... Helping Hand or Harmful?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Over my surgical career I have seen a real change in the way we use antibiotics. Initially we doled them out at every opportunity, not just to treat, but in the hope of preventing infection from surgery.

Infection Prevention: A Contagious Issue

Rose Gallagher | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK
Rose Gallagher

You are probably unaware that last week was International Infection Prevention Week. Unlike Bonfire Night or Christmas - this is generally not one for...

Coeliac Prescription Restrictions.

Angharad Cloney | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Angharad Cloney

As you can imagine, having staple foods such as bread, pasta and flour mixes on prescription is a vital lifeline for the majority of those who have to follow a gluten free diet, especially those where such carbohydrate rich food sources are important in their nutritional regime, such as diabetics.

Better Resources for GPs Will Prevent Prescription Errors for Patients

Holly Alsop | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK
Holly Alsop

The General Medical Council has reported that one in six people on prescription medication are given incorrect doses during consultations with their GP. Common errors found include insufficient or incomplete information on the prescription along with dose and the timing of doses, calling for immediate review and monitoring of the current system.

Olympics Managers Train GP Volunteers 'How To Prescribe Paracetamol'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a report in industry health magazine Pulse, doctors have been forced to sit through a surreal' training session - in how to prescribe par...

Doctors Make Error In 'One In 20' Prescriptions

PA | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in 20 prescriptions written by family doctors contain an error, according to a study published today. Most mistakes were classed as mild...