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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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has released a drug safety update warning doctors to have a high index of suspicion for lung injury in patients with respiratory symptoms who also vape
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.
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.
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.
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.
NHS England will be writing to GPs to urge them to promote catch-up MMR vaccines for children and young people, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this week.
GPs have warned new plans to introduce genomic testing for millions of patients could increase GP workload and costs for the NHS.
Patients with severe mental illness experience poorer physical health than the general population, according to an analysis of GP practice data.
There is ‘little justification’ for prescribing vitamin D to maintain or improve musculoskeletal health and clinical guidelines should be changed to reflect this, a study has suggested.