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  1. Event
    Since the emergence of the disease, severe Covid infections have been associated with a risk of severe and dangerous coagulopathy. And in recent weeks two vaccines have been linked to a rare increased risk of clotting, in particular cerebral sinus venous thrombosis (CSVT) which requires urgent and specific treatment. This Royal Society of Medicine webinar will tell the story of our understanding of these coagulation disorders, looking at the causes, risks, diagnosis, and treatments. Register
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    Unable to access hospital care and tests Between March and September 2020, there was blanket NHS order to hospitals, ambulances, GPs, 111 not to admit anyone to hospital unless they were ‘blue around the lips’ or unconscious. If you talk to people with Long Covid, you will find many were very ill during this time but turned away by all health services. This led to many being inaccurately labelled ‘mild' because not admitted. At the start of the pandemic, testing was not widely available and evidence showed a high false negative rate. Despite this awareness, many people suffering long
  3. Content Article
    The report also looks at: Identification, and the Role of Health Visitors Referral pathways Pathways of care Support for families Better data collection and a National Cerebral Palsy Register Examples of best practice.
  4. News Article
    Patients could be waiting as much as two years for vital operations by the time of the next election due to a “truly frightening” backlog of care caused by the pandemic, the NHS’s former boss has said. Lengthening delays in getting treatment in England are will become a major political problem for Boris Johnson and pose a risk to patients’ health, Sir David Nicholson told the Guardian. “The backlog is truly frightening. We can very easily get to the next election with people waiting over two years. It’s easy to do that,” said Nicholson, citing an explosion in the number of people wai
  5. Content Article
    What you need to know Medical treatment can create lasting trauma in patients that may affect their future ability to seek out and receive healthcare. People with treatment related trauma need informed, sensitive, and supportive care in all healthcare settings. Help patients with treatment trauma feel involved and empowered during decision making. Education into practice How could you establish whether your patient has experienced any treatment trauma? What support could you offer a patient who has experienced treatment trauma? How and when could you explo
  6. News Article
    People will be able to check if they have bowel cancer by swallowing a tiny capsule containing miniature cameras, in an extension of patient self-care. In what experts described as a trend towards more NHS at-home care, hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people in England will be able to avoid the discomfort of having a camera inserted into their bowel by instead swallowing a capsule the size of a cod liver oil tablet. Pictures transmitted from inside their body during the painless procedure will help doctors judge whether the person has bowel cancer, the second deadlies
  7. Content Article
    Areas and scenarios covered in the eyecare playbook include examples of digital tools and solutions to help with communication, improving referrals, setting up virtual clinics, remote consultations and self-monitoring, as well as sharing clinical data and images. A step-by-step, recommended eye care pathway is also featured covering stages from primary care, referrals and diagnostics, through to outpatients and day surgery, and finally, community care and supported self-care. Some of the innovative case studies featured include examples from: NHS Grampian’s Eye Health Network
  8. Content Article
    Claire was waiting for her diagnosed 14 years. Now she describes how she manages the condition. Lauren's symptoms were overlooked for many years and it wasn't until she experienced a ruptured cyst that she was diagnosed. Melissa experienced endometriosis symptoms from a very young age, before finally being diagnosed at 18. Learn how Stephanie was diagnosed with endometriosis and how she took action afterwards.
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    There is a substantial need for continued research and renewed policy focus into rare diseases. As such, the report makes five recommendations. Implementing these recommendations will help to improve the lived experiences of rare disease patients: Recommendation one: Review and refresh the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases before the end of 2020. The strategy has become obsolete as technologies, policies and systems have moved on. Its commitments urgently need updating to ensure rare disease patients receive high quality services, treatment and support regardless of where they live in the UK
  10. News Article
    Thousands of lives could be saved if people at risk of developing Britain’s deadliest cancer were screened to diagnose it before it becomes incurable, a major NHS study has found. Giving smokers and ex-smokers a CT scan uncovers cancerous lung tumours when they are at an early enough stage so they can still be removed, rather than continuing to grow unnoticed, it shows. Experts are demanding the government moves to bring in routine CT scanning of smokers and ex-smokers in order to cut the huge death toll from lung cancer. About 48,000 people a year are diagnosed with the disease in t
  11. News Article
    GPs’ warnings about restricted services may have put patients off seeking treatment, delaying diagnoses and worsening existing illnesses, the health and care watchdog has said. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that millions of people had struggled to see their doctors during the pandemic, which had magnified inequalities and risked “turning fault lines into chasms”. Between March and August 119.5 million GP appointments were made in England, down from 146.2 million last year, according to NHS Digital. Ian Trenholm, the CQC’s chief executive, said: “The number of lost GP ap
  12. News Article
    East Cheshire faces a serious issue with head and neck cancer, with missed target times and inefficient practices leading to worsening outcomes for patients. That’s prompted officials from the NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to come up with a plan of action to tackle the problem — but as Cheshire East councillors heard this week, it’s hit a snag. Since 2014, the East Cheshire NHS Trust and Manchester Foundational Trust (MFT) have co-delivered the head and neck cancer pathway. This means that patients are seen by staff at Macclesfield Hospital for diagnostic tests — an
  13. News Article
    Official data from mid-September shows that nearly 6,400 people had waited more than 100 days following a referral to cancer services. The leaked data reveals for the first time the length of the cancer waiting list in the wake of the first pandemic peak, during which much diagnostic and elective cancer care was paused. The list consists of those waiting for a test, the outcome of a test, or for treatment. NHS England and Improvement only publish waiting times for patients who have been treated – not the number still waiting – so this information has been secret. The data, obtai
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