Isobel is clinical features assistant on Pulse. She commissions and edits clinical features for Pulse Today and CPD module content for Pulse Learning, as well as reporting on clinical news.
Isobel joined Pulse in 2016 after graduating with a BSc in biological sciences from Imperial College London.
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GPs may be overestimating the risks and benefits of different drugs for long-term illnesses, meaning they are relying on their broad understanding rather than detailed knowledge of different treatments, a study has found
Macrolide antibiotics should be prescribed cautiously in pregnancy as they may increase the risk of birth defects, researchers have warned.
Almost half of over-60s with chronic kidney disease may be undiagnosed, according to new research.
The number of cases of mumps in the UK has reached its highest in a decade, provisional figures from Public Health England have shown.
National guidance for GPs must be updated to consider the risks of propranolol overdose, the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has warned.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has released a drug safety update warning doctors to be alert to possible adverse reactions from vaping among patients with respiratory problems.
The new requirement for GPs to use the national early warning score (NEWS) to decide when to refer patients to hospital could increase referrals by almost 20% when compared with using their own judgement, a study of out-of-hours services has suggested.
The number of people with a learning disability in 2018/19 who were screened for cancer or received a health check increased compared to the previous year, figures have shown.
A twice-yearly injection that lowers cholesterol levels is set to become available on the NHS by 2021, following the announcement of a large-scale clinical trial that will begin later this year
The scores used to estimate the cardiovascular risk of younger patients over ten years could be an underestimate, a study has warned.
Risk of death increases three-fold if patients co-prescribed methadone and benzodiazepinesSubscription
GPs have been warned not to prescribe benzodiazepines with opioid agonist therapy after a new study found an increased risk of death from overdose when the drugs were co-prescribed.
Public Health England and NHS England have advised GPs to call in all eligible children for flu vaccination by early December, following an end to the temporary pause in ordering the nasal flu vaccines.
There is no evidence for increasing inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) doses in children experiencing asthma exacerbations, NICE has said in a draft update of its asthma guidance.
A new report by the National Audit Office found that NHS England missed vaccination targets for nearly all preschool vaccines in 2018/19.
The number of patients attending NHS Health Checks has risen by over 50% since 2012, according to new figures released by NHS Digital.
NICE has revised its depression guidelines to warn of 'severe' and lengthy antidepressant withdrawal symptoms, having originally said such symptoms were 'mild'.
Patients on high-dose statins should be monitored more frequently for osteoporosis, researchers have urged.
Drop in coverage for all childhood vaccinations in the last year, official figures showSubscription
Rates of coverage for all 13 childhood vaccinations in England have fallen in the last year, according to new figures released by NHS Digital.
Patients taking ACE inhibitors could be at an increased risk of lung cancer, according to the findings of a new study.
E-cigarettes should not be recommended for smoking cessation purposes as they increase the risk of heart attack, a study has warned.