Articles: 26.21 5 November 2015

GPs’ perceptions of pharmacists working in surgeries

The RCGP and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society predict that in the future, successful general practices will have a much closer working relationship with pharmacists. In this article, Michael Wilcock and Paul Hughes discuss the results of their survey conducted to gain an understanding of what …

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Lisdexamfetamine for the management of ADHD in adults

Lisdexamfetamine is now licensed for use in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) under the brand name Elvanse Adult. This article summarises its indications and adverse effects and discusses clinical trial evidence for its efficacy in adults.
Lisdexamfetamine for the management of ADHD in adults

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Management of childhood sleep disorders

Sleep disorders are common in childhood and can have significant effects on the health and wellbeing of both children and their families. This article discusses the management of the sleep disorders most commonly encountered in primary care, including insomnia, delayed sleep phase disorder and parasomnias, …

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Medicines-related communication systems and the new NICE guidance

In March 2015, NICE launched the guideline NG5: Medicines Optimisation,1 which identifies areas for NHS bodies to help patients get the best from their medicines. This article explores the features of the guidance dealing with medicines-related communication systems when patients move from one care setting …

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New from NICE

Dementia, disability and frailty in later life – mid-life approaches to delay or prevent onset. This guideline covers mid-life approaches to delay or prevent the onset of dementia, disability and frailty in later life.
New from NICE

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Osteoporosis: recent advances in diagnosis and management

The recommended management of osteoporosis has recently changed, with an emphasis now on assessment and reduction in fracture risk, rather than treatment. In this review, Drs Woodcraft and Clark discuss the assessment of fracture risk, proposed treatment thresholds, current management and the use of medications …

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Recognition and management of factitious disorder

Factitious disorder is a rare psychiatric disorder characterised by feigned medical symptoms. This article discusses the warning signs and describes a management approach that maximises engagement with the patient while minimising harm.
Recognition and management of factitious disorder

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The role of relatives and friends in antidepressant treatment

Every year millions of people in the UK are prescribed anti – depressants, some of whom will become suicidal. Sudden onset of suicidal thoughts or actions may be triggered at the onset of treatment, as a result of a missed dose, interactions, or when withdrawing …

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