David is clinical editor on Pulse, and the editor of Pulse Learning and Nursing in Practice. He commissions and edits the clinical content for Pulse Today and CPD module content for Pulse Learning, as well as overseeing the Nursing in Practice brand.
He is a qualified physiotherapist, having joined Pulse in 2012 after graduating with his degree from King’s College London.
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The Department of Health has launched a consultation into reducing the number of healthcare regulators in the UK from a current nine bodies down to 'three or four'.
NHS England has launched a ten-point action plan to boost the general practice nurse workforce.
Study recommends prescribing of aripiprazole
Treating patients with chronic low back pain with a course of osteopathy is effective at reducing pain in the short-term, say researchers.
GPs have been urged to review their prescribing of the combined contraceptive pill as research revealed many are taking ‘unacceptable risks’ by continuing to prescribe it in women with medical conditions such as hypertension and obesity.
Valproate is a ‘poor first-choice antiepileptic drug’ for most women of childbearing potential, conclude researchers.
Vitamin and antioxidant supplements do not reduce the risk of suffering a major cardiovascular event, concludes a new analysis.
Stopping taking low-dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) inhalers in patients with asthma increases their risk of exacerbation by more than two-fold, conclude researchers.
ACE-inhibitor treatment can reduce pain and improve walking distance in patients suffering with intermittent claudication from peripheral arterial disease, finds a new study.
Restrictions on GP gastroscopy referrals may adversely affect cancer outcomes, conclude researchers.
Patients using their combination inhaler for rescue relief and prevention are 40% less likely to experience a severe asthma exacerbation, compared with those using standard dosing, shows a large study that provides ‘remarkable’ new evidence for SMART dosing.
GPs have been encouraged to touch patients ‘expressively’ in consultations to help make patients more relaxed, say researchers.
The use of digoxin should be reassessed concludes a new analysis showing patients with atrial fibrillation on digoxin are at a significantly increased risk of death.
Women with one child who had pre-eclampsia during pregnancy should be targeted for special monitoring as they are are almost three-and-a-half times more likely to die from cardiovascular causes, conclude researchers
Simvastatin targets recommended for review as study shows 'worse cholesterol levels’ in high-prescribing practices
GPs are being advised to switch patients to more potent statins, after an analysis showed practices with higher rates of prescribing had better outcomes in patients and the NHS recommended its simvastatin targets be reviewed.
A thiazide diuretic is a much better choice of antihypertensive for obese patients than it is for those who are lean, according to a new study.
GPs should consider referring for cognitive behavioural therapy in patients with treatment-resistant depression, say the results of a new trial.
Psychological education for patients with irritable bowel syndrome can reduce both symptoms and follow-up visits, according to a new trial.
The first large study of sperm quality across a whole European country has confirmed that the concentration of sperm is in steady decline.
Metformin can reduce the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes when used as alongside lifestyle modification in obese children and adolescents, say UK researchers.