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 consider adding a sulfonylurea to existing metforming treatment for type 2 diabetes rather than switching to sulfonylurea monotherapy.
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 limit the amount of antibiotics that they prescribe to COPD patients experiencing exacerbations, according to new draft guidance from NICE.
Newer anticoagulant drugs are safer than warfarin for treating serious blood clots, a study has found.
Introducing occupational therapists into primary care could save the NHS nearly £200m a year, while reducing strain on mental health services, a report has said.
There is no clear evidence that nicotine 'preloading' helps smokers quit, as any beneficial effect may have been masked by a reduction in use of smoking cessation drugs, a study has found.
The HPV vaccine has resulted in an almost 90% reduction in the number of HPV infections in women since 2010, a study backed by Public Health England has concluded.
The evidence for vitamin D reducing the likelihood of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia is ‘inconclusive’ according to a new study.
GP records should be updated to identify patients with true penicillin allergies to reduce the incidence of antibiotic-resistant superbug infections, a study has suggested.
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.
Using an app to track blood pressure medications did not lead to a significant reduction in blood pressure, research has found.
GPs should identify all potentially childbearing patients taking valproate in their practice and check that they are on 'effective contraception' within months, a health minister has said.
GPs should consider the risks in prescribing anticholinergic drugs long-term as they may increase the risk of dementia, a study has suggested.
Emollient bath additives provide no benefit over standard care for eczema in children and more effective treatments should be invested in, a study has found.
NHS England has announced plans to make community perinatal mental health services available to women in all parts of the country by April next year.
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.