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Empowering patients through self-management plans
This article in our series on the NICE Medicines Optimisation guidance1 discusses the use of selfmanagement plans and how they can empower patients and help them to be involved in managing their condition.
Nicola Berns

Genomics – the future of healthcare and medicine
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Genomic medicine is becoming more mainstream and it is important that health professionals keep apace of this complex and rapidly developing field. This article provides an overview of genomics and the key role it will play in the management of medical conditions in the future.
Ann Robinson

Improving the detection and management of prostate cancer
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Despite recent advances in the treatment of prostate cancer, the death rate in the UK is continuing to rise. This article examines how improvements in screening and management could have an impact on survival rates in the future.
Kate Stewart

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Latest guidance updates

NICE guidance on managing type 2 diabetes in adults
The new NICE guideline (NG28) for type 2 diabetes in adults published in December emphasises a more flexible, individualised approach to management. This article provides a summary of the main changes to the guidance.
Steve Chaplin

Role of primary care in the management of cancer patients
The management of cancer patients has traditionally been a secondary care responsibility but increasing survival rates and new models of care mean that the role of primary care is evolving, and a restructuring of cancer services to provide more integrated care is now required.
Danny Buckland

Sacubitril Valsartan for the treatment of heart failure
Sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) is a new combined formulation licensed for the treatment of adults with symptomatic chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. This articles summarises its indications, efficacy and adverse effects.
Steve Chaplin

Topical agents for preventing and treating actinic keratosis
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Actinic keratoses are skin lesions that can occur as a result of long-term UV damage and can sometimes progress to squamous cell carcinoma. This article discusses the treatment options for both lesion-directed and field-directed topical therapy, to reduce the future risk of squamous cell carcinoma.
Steve Chaplin

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