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Improving memory deficits following anaesthesia

Improving memory deficits following anaesthesia General anaesthesia results in expended cognitive decline and memory deficits for many individuals following surgical procedure. Memory deficits can last for months and affect patient


New anaesthesic technique helps show cause of obstruction in sleep apnoea

A simplified anaesthesic technique may enable more widespread use of preoperative testing to demonstrate the cause of airway obstruction in patients with severe sleep apnoea, suggests a study in Anesthesia


Nearly one in ten doctors in training experience bullying

Bullying and undermining are too common in medical training, according to the General Medical Council (GMC). A survey of the 50,000 doctors in training found nearly one in ten reporting


08 – RCS Education Bursary

RCS Education is awarding four awards of up to £1,000 each for surgical trainees to attend an RCS Education course held at the Royal College of Surgeons The RCS Education


Adenosine receptor holds key to pain relief

New research into the adenosine receptor has uncovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain, suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief.


Professor Terence Stephenson starts as our new Chair

Professor Terence Stephenson starts as our new Chair Professor Terence Stephenson took over from Professor Sir Peter Rubin as the Chair of the GMC’s Council from the start of 2015.


Warming up nicely – Geratherm UniqueTemp

Warming up nicely – Geratherm UniqueTemp A report of the trial of the Geratherm UniqueTemp patient warming system in and by the staff of the operating theatres at Homerton University


Doctors will play a crucial role in new legal duty of candour

Under the statutory duty of candour which has been introduced, NHS bodies in England (trusts, foundation trusts and special health authorities) must tell patients promptly about ‘notifiable patient safety incidents’,


Emergency doctors can treat paediatric pain without a needle

Children in emergency departments can safely be treated for paediatric pain from limb injuries using intranasal ketamine, a drug more typically used for sedation, according to the results of the first


CME Medical awarded top training accolade

CME Medical has been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark for its technical training programme, showing that its training programmes have met the superior training and learning standards expected