Pandemic Anxiety 101

Here’s a really great article that a friend copied onto their Facebook wall. You may have seen it before but if not it’s well worth a read. Those of you who’ve seen Jan at one of …

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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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Diabetes heat map of England

        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 …

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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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Christmas – A Medical Perspective

Santa Claus Santa Claus is plainly at risk of Type 2 Diabetes even if he does not already have it. He is clearly overweight and takes little exercise, riding everywhere on his sleigh (let’s hope that …

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Statins Again

It is difficult to remember any time in the past when the British Medical Journal has withdrawn information in any articles it has published and yet this has now happened in the case of two articles …

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