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FPM raise concerns with BUPA funding policy for injections

The Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), have released a statement, outlining concerns about the recent update from BUPA on funding policy for injections into joints for

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New healthcare research proves investment in medical technology would save money and lives

New healthcare research has shown that greater investment in ICT and diagnostic technologies would save money and directly improve patients’ health. The research, led by Professor Walter Van Dyck of

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Anaesthetists test scale that measures risk of harm from invasive research placebos

A scale developed to measure the potential harm caused by invasive placebos in local anaesthesia research has been successfully tested by a group of 43 independent clinicians, according to research

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Interesting NHS statistics reveal data errors in care records

Authors of a letter published in the British Medical Journal, from Imperial College London NHS Healthcare Trust, stress the importance of accurately capturing and coding patient episodes. The authors reviewed

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Recovery from propofol anaesthesia may be sped by use of common stimulant

The ability of the commonly used stimulant methylphenidate (Ritalin) to speed recovery from general anaesthesia appears to apply both to the inhaled gas isoflurane, as previously reported, and to the

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Anaesthetists test scale that measures risk of harm from invasive research placebos

A scale developed to measure the potential harm caused by invasive placebos in local anaesthesia research has been successfully tested by a group of 43 independent clinicians, according to research

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Large study helps to define risk factors for pregnancy-related subarachnoid hemorrhage, a leading cause of maternal mortality

A large study published in Anesthesiology found that the devastating complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) occurs in approximately 1/15,000 pregnancies, that high-blood pressure disorders are the most common risk factor

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Protecting the NHS for future generations – services only for the poor are poor services

The UK’s House of Commons revealed that an NHS Director had written to an NHS employee to say that it was “inappropriate” for him to have signed a letter highlighting

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Huge potential of NHS junior doctors being ignored

Junior doctors in the NHS are willing and able to help improve health services, but they don’t feel valued or heard, reveals the results of a regional survey published online

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Study finds that brain structure and presurgical cognitive performance should be considered for assessing risks and treatment for elderly surgical patients

A study published in Anesthesiology found that elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), as well as normal elderly undergoing surgery, experienced increased levels of brain atrophy beyond what is