DT Heart

Today is World Heart Day, and in today’s Daily Telegraph there’s a pull out supplement entitled “Cardiovascular Health”. Produced in conjunction with healthawareness.co.uk, it contains several interesting articles about heart disease, heart failure and related issues.

The formulation for Lucozade Energy is changing. If you are advising patients on on hypo treatment using Lucozade, amounts will double from 75-100mls to 150-200mls. Please click on the link below for a poster that you can share with your … Continue reading

Here’s a link to an article in Nursing Matters, published by one of our successful Cert HE students. Naomi Berry has gone on to a nursing career, and clearly doing very well. Well done Naomi! http://nursing-matters.com/importance-communication-nursing/

        As this recent “fat map” continues to be widely reported in the press, our Clinical Director Linda Goldie has pointed out that more information is needed to draw conclusions. The map shows the rate of prescriptions … Continue reading

SpirometryGPN2016 Andrew Booth, one of our Respiratory Disease tutors, has had this article about spirometry published in the Journal of General Practice Nursing. If you want to find out more, come and meet Andrew on one of our Respiratory Disease … Continue reading

If you have previously studied with the PCTC on one of our distance learning courses, new developments may mean that your pack is now out of date. Our new electronic packs mean that this need no longer be the case. … Continue reading

From 1st April 2015 all new to post health care support workers and adult social care workers must complete the Care Certificate. This should be completed as part of the employer induction process, ideally within 12 weeks of commencing employment, … Continue reading

Today, we enter happily into the secret world (as far as NICE is concerned) of SGLT2 inhibitors. These clever drugs increase glucose excretion by the kidney thereby reducing blood glucose levels. When manufacturers produce new drugs they have to show, … Continue reading

After a long wait and several delays, the NICE Guidelines for type 2 diabetes have finally been released. Quickly scanning through the new guidelines, our diabetes clinical team here at the PCTC commented that common sense seems to have prevailed, … Continue reading

On a somewhat wet day, six students who have successfully completed our Cert HE in Primary Care attend their graduation ceremony at Teesside University. Well done everyone!

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