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 are more patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain in northern England than there are in the south, researchers have said.
GPs should reduce use of diclofenac due to its increased gastrointestinal and cardiovascular risks compared to other NSAIDs, researchers have warned.
GPs are referring more patients for diagnostic tests and prescribing more drugs for heart failure, a study has found.
Boys in England aged between 12 and 13 will be given the HPV vaccine, the public health minister has announced today.
Policy makers should prioritise GP continuity of care to reduce patient mortality, researchers have said.
The NICE-recommended model for GPs treating patients with long-term conditions may not improve their care, a study has concluded.
GPs should urgently refer painful testicular lumps as they are highly suggestive of cancer, a study has advised.
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limit the amount of antibiotics that they prescribe to COPD patients experiencing exacerbations, according to new draft guidance from NICE.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.
GPs are being urged to ‘optimise’ their use of antibiotics for treating UTIs in new draft guidance from NICE on treating UTIs.
Joining a social group could cut the frequency of GP attendance for vulnerable patients, a study has found.
Nearly 150,000 patients who have had their AF resolved remain at a high risk of stroke and should still be treated with anticoagulants, researchers have said.
NICE has launched a second consultation on a new guideline for treating and managing depression in adults.
GPs should not recommend exercise as a treatement for dementia as it does not help to slow cognitive decline, a study has concluded.
BME patients with schizophrenia are less likely to be offered evidence-based treatments for psychosis than white patients, according to a new study.
GPs are writing one million fewer prescriptions for low-priority treatments but price hikes have led to an increased overall spend, a study has found.
GPs should screen some eczema patients for cardiovascular disease as they are at increased risk, a study has found.