Articles: 26.06 19 March 2015

A guide to private prescribing

Under what circumstances can healthcare professionals issue a private prescription? This article explores the various options.
A guide to private prescribing

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Asthma: a complex condition that requires annual review

The end of January saw an unprecedented flurry of news headlines regarding asthma misdiagnosis. Asthma UK was understandably concerned that the news reports may make people think twice about taking their asthma medicines.
Asthma a complex condition

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Heart failure: key points and recent developments in management

Treatment of heart failure is evolving rapidly. Our drug review highlights recent developments in diagnosis and management and emerging new therapies.
Heart failure key points and recent developments in management

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Identifying and treating a florid vesicular rash

A 56-year-old man presented to the dermatology department with a two month history of an itchy rash with widespread vesicular erythematous plaques and some bullae.
Identifying and treating a florid vesicular rash

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Low back pain: diagnosis and management

Lower back pain is defined as pain in the lumbosacral area and should be classified according to the underlying mechanism. Here, the authors discuss assessment and recommended management.
Low back pain diagnosis and management

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Lurasidone: new SGA for schizophrenia in adults

Our new products review presents the clinical data relating to the efficacy and safety of lurasidone and discusses its place in the treatment of schizophrenia.
Lurasidone new SGA for schizophrenia in adults

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New from NICE

Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome in primary care.
NFN 19 Mar

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Regular review is needed for medicines optimisation

This is the third in a series of articles highlighting points raised in the King’s Fund report on polypharmacy. This article highlights issues relating to medicines optimisation.
Regular review is needed for medicines optimisation

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