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 tutors Andrew Booth has … Continue reading

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 of severe hypoglycaemia in … Continue reading

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 or you can attend … Continue reading

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 Jan Procter-King, who will … Continue reading

Diabetes

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 of doing our Diabetes … Continue reading

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

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