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Hand washing plugged as way of cutting infection rates

17 Apr 14 | 13.35 | Post a comment

Thorough hand washing before and after every episode of direct patient contact or care will help reduce the transmission of healthcare-associated infections...

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Hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir gains £18.7m in NHS funding

17 Apr 14 | 14.07 | Post a comment

NHS England has allocated £18.7m for sofosbuvir, despite the hepatitis C drug having not yet been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)...

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Care homes: the move away from using monitored dosing systems

Monitored dosage systems are no longer regarded as the panacea for solving medicines administration problems. Clare Morrison finds out the issues for care homes


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Adam Pattison Rathbone describes his frustration during "new doctor" week, when junior doctors are brought onto the wards for the first time — but goes on to explain why patience pays off

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