Asthma inhalers recalled in device alert

Three batches of Ventolin Accuhaler and Seretide Accuhaler asthma inhalers have been recalled because they do not deliver the full number of doses. The MHRA – the body that regulates the devices – warned that patients …

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Alert for all Respiratory Students

Asthma Guidelines for 2018 There has been some controversy around the Asthma guidance which NICE published for the first time at the end of November 2017. You can find the new guidance here. One of our …

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DVLA changes rules for people with diabetes

1 January 2018 – DVLA laws changed for Group 1 (car and motorcycle) drivers who are on medication that carries a hypoglycaemic risk (sulphonylureas, meglitinides, insulin). Previously the law stated that if they had ≥2 episodes …

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University Feedback

Are you on one of our courses that is accredited with Teesside University? Would you like to share feedback with the University on your learning experience? If so, this can be done by email to admin@pctc.co.uk …

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NEW! – Practice Nurse Conference

Many of you have seen us advertising our Health Care Assistant Conference and asked us to run one for Practice Nurses. Well, we’ve listened and here it is! Confirmed speakers so far include Paul Vaughan and …

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Newly identified third type of diabetes is being wrongly diagnosed as type 2

According to this article on The Conversation website, most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Recently, though, a new type of diabetes has been identified: type 3c diabetes. This shows the value …

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