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 should suspect laryngeal cancer and consider urgent referral in patients who present with a persistent sore throat and hoarseness, according to a new study.
GPs should routinely test vitamin D status in COPD patients as supplementation could reduce the rate of exacerbations, new research has found.
GPs are ordering three times as many diagnostic tests as they did 15 years ago, a study has found.
Brief cognitive assessment methods used by GPs often give false-positive or false-negative results, researchers have warned.
GPs should urgently refer suspected stroke patients for specialist review regardless of their risk of future strokes, NICE recommends in new draft guidelines.
GPs should only order vitamin D blood tests in patients with confirmed or suspected bone conditions or who are at high risk of deficiency, says new guidance.
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.
GPs should stop prescribing mirtazapine with SSRIs or SNRIs for treatment-resistant depression as it is no more effective than placebo, a study has suggested.
Access to point of care CRP testing makes GPs less likely to prescribe antibiotics to children with non-severe infections, a study has found.
Low carb diets may improve the success of obesity treatment by helping patients maintain weight loss, a study has suggested.
The improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT) programme met its target for a 50% recovery rate from depression and anxiety for the first time last year.
The number of women undertaking cervical screening last year dropped for the fourth consecutive year, despite a slight increase in the number of eligible women invited.
Diverting patients who are not seriously ill away from A&E may not improve overcrowding issues, research has found.
Newer anticoagulant drugs are safer than warfarin for treating serious blood clots, a study has found.
GPs should limit the amount of antibiotics that they prescribe to COPD patients experiencing exacerbations, according to new draft guidance from NICE.
GPs should consider spirometry testing for patients who are incidentally found to have signs of COPD on a chest X-ray or CT scan, NICE has said.
GPs should consider adding a sulfonylurea to existing metforming treatment for type 2 diabetes rather than switching to sulfonylurea monotherapy.
Care provided by practice nurses is as good as care provided by GPs and may even be better, according to a new review.
Boys in England aged between 12 and 13 will be given the HPV vaccine, the public health minister has announced today.