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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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.
A blood test has been found to accurately detect prostate cancer, which could reduce the number of invasive biopsies that need to be carried out, researchers have said.
Start antibiotics within four hours of diagnosing community-acquired pneumonia, urges NICESubscription
GPs should start patients on antibiotics within four hours of diagnosing community-acquired pneumonia, new guidance from NICE has urged.
The number of hospital admissions for measles has increased by just over 66% in the past year, new figures released by NHS Digital have shown.
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 on high-dose statins should be monitored more frequently for osteoporosis, researchers have urged.
NICE has revised its depression guidelines to warn of 'severe' and lengthy antidepressant withdrawal symptoms, having originally said such symptoms were 'mild'.
Urine testing may have similar sensitivity in detecting HPV as cervical smear testing, a study has found, which may provide an alternative screening option for women who are anxious about cervical screening
Lifestyle factors explain almost half of protective effect of education on heart disease risk Subscription
Lifestyle factors may partially explain the increased rates of heart disease among those with lower educational attainment, a study has found.
Improved primary care services need to be offered to young people to reduce the rate of non-suicidal self-harm in this age group, a study has urged.
The number of chlamydia tests carried out for young people in general practice fell by 11% in the last year, PHE has found.
GPs need more training and better support to increase rates of HIV testing, according to researchers.
A review of major UK guidelines for monitoring chronic diseases in primary care has found most are based on expert opinion and that even when evidence is cited it is not clear whether testing is necessary.
GPs should stop using CRP and other inflammatory markers as non-specific tests to rule out serious underlying conditions, researchers have recommended.
A new urine test could predict the progression of prostate cancer without the need for invasive tests such as biopsies, a study has found.
GPs should not order multiple inflammatory marker tests when investigating possible infection or cancer and instead use only CRP due to its 'superior diagnostic accuracy', researchers have warned.
The British Thoracic Society and SIGN have advised in their latest joint guideline update that FeNO testing should not be carried out in primary care to diagnose asthma, in contrast with current NICE recommendations.
GPs have warned new plans to introduce genomic testing for millions of patients could increase GP workload and costs for the NHS.