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
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.
Treating patients with chronic low back pain with a course of osteopathy is effective at reducing pain in the short-term, say researchers.
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.
Black patients are at greater risk of stroke, compared with white patients in the same systolic blood pressure bracket, say US researchers.
GPs are increasingly reporting maltreatment-related concerns in children, according to UK researchers.
Amoxicillin provides no benefit in patients with uncomplicated lower respiratory tract infections, an analysis of the latest trial evidence has confirmed.
A 12-week diabetes prevention programme can reduce body mass index in pre-diabetes patients in primary care.
Prescribing omega-3 supplements within two weeks of a heart attack reduces the risk of death by almost a third, claim UK researchers.
There is no significant increase in the likelihood of stillbirth when prescribing SSRIs for pregnant women, say researchers
Patients rated as overweight using BMI measurements are less likely to die from all causes than those with normal BMI.
Researchers have developed a score for GPs to identify patients who are most at risk of developing major depression.
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.