Diabetes has been in the headlines again this week, for very contrasting reasons. In this article in the Diabetes Times, Diabetes UK has analysed data from 2016-17 and found that 6,836 children and young adults aged under 25 are being … Continue reading

Research is a very strange thing.  The topics selected by researchers do not seem to have any direction.  They are selected at the whim of the researcher who decides what question needs to be addressed.  Consequently, it is sometimes difficult … Continue reading

Since the SGLT-2 inhibitors have been launched there have been studies that have suggested potential concerns such as ketoacidosis and amputation and those that have demonstrated positive benefits on cardiovascular outcomes. This meta-analysis of the drugs may dispel the anxieties … Continue reading

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 may find their symptoms … Continue reading

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.

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