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Children with long-term health conditions should have a ‘named GP’ co-ordinating every aspect of their care in order to prevent them being passed from ‘pillar to post’, says the chief medical officer.Hunt: Contract reforms next year will mean ‘fundamental change to the role of GPs’Comments (16)
UK researchers have called for advice to avoid SSRIs for treatment of depression in young people to be re-evaluated, arguing that the increase in suicide risk with the initiation of treatment may be down to the underlying severity of the patient’s depression.Pragmatic antidepressant prescribing: a video module (1 CPD hour)
Public Health England has admitted it has missed its target of vaccinating 120,000 children with MMR by the beginning of the new school year, with latest estimates showing only half of those it planned to target have been immunised.
Offspring born to overweight and obese mothers have a higher risk of cardiovascular events and cardiovascular-related death than those born to normal weight mothers, say UK researchers.
Routine vaccination against meningitis B is ‘highly unlikely’ to be cost effective and has been rejected by Department of Health advisors in a preliminary judgement published today.
Researchers have shown an association between maternal use of second-generation atypical antipsychotics and adverse pregnancy outcomes for the first time.
Pregnant women with morning sickness have been told to visit their GP by public health experts, after a nutritional supplement marketed to reduce symptoms was found to contain high levels of heavy metals.
Preterm and small babies exposed to pre-eclampsia have an increased risk of cerebral palsy, according to a Norwegian study.
Exclusive: GPs have helped vaccinate an additional 110,000 vulnerable children against measles this year as part of the MMR catch-up campaign and the national drive is now ‘halfway’ towards its target, the head of immunisation at Public Health England has told Pulse.
GPs in England and Wales begin vaccinating infants against rotavirus from today, as another of the changes to this year’s routine immunisation schedule gets underway.