Mandatory Care Certificate for HCAs

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 …

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Gain Your Inhibitions

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 …

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New NICE Guidelines on type 2 diabetes out at last!

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 …

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Teesside University Graduation Ceremony 2015

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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What to expect (or not) from the new NICE Guidelines on Diabetes

While we wait for updated diabetes guidelines, this excellent article by J.P. O’Hare et al considers what is right and wrong with the revised guidelines issued in June this year. Our Clinical Director Linda Goldie considers …

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The Future of Primary Care

The-future-of-primary-care-v7-webFINAL “Creating teams for tomorrow” The Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, commissioned HEE to establish the independent Primary Care Workforce Commission, chaired by Martin Roland CBE, Professor of Health Services Research, …

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