The Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Trusts should ensure that they have an appropriate care pathway to ensure that healthcare professionals understand what to do when a diabetic foot ulcer is identified and that they provide timely care.
18 May 2021
A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS - Obstetrics
Reductions in staff due to positive COVID-19 cases or isolation as well as other COVID measures (such as redeployment) meant that throughout the pandemic there has been a knock-on effect leading to remaining practitioners to cover even more patients than usual. This led to a reduction in available appointments in…
11 May 2021
The Difficulties Faced When Performing a Total Appendectomy
This article discusses the risk factors associated with performing an appendectomy, including not fully visualising the organ and the risk of leaving part of the appendix in situ.
27 Apr 2021
The Importance of Post-Seizure Observations in Children
A study by TMLEP shows that in these instances when a child is presenting with prolonged headaches, vomiting, and dizziness, a CT scan should be considered. It is important to consider that a CT scan can not only diagnose, but also rule out differential diagnoses such as tumours or other…
13 Apr 2021
A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS - Plastic Surgery
Before COVID-19, long waiting lists for plastic surgery for non-urgent cases were not unheard of, with clinic appointments taking place anywhere between 1-12 weeks from referral and from thereon, up to 6 months waiting for the operation itself.
30 Mar 2021
A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS – Acute Medicine
The field of acute medicine has historically been extremely busy, even before COVID-19, with clinicians accustomed to patients presenting with an array of medical issues and complications, all requiring a quick diagnosis so that they can be cared for by the right clinicians.
15 Mar 2021
The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Antiphospholipid Syndrome
This clinical article focuses on Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) and how early diagnosis can increase treatment options.
08 Mar 2021
A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS – GPs
Our Partner, THEMIS, has analysed specific COVID-19 cases and interviewed practising GP’s to determine what the emerging litigation risks are arising from COVID-19, in order to explore whether there is a way to prevent these from developing.
23 Feb 2021
Preventing Missed Prescriptions on Admission to a Mental Health Ward
This article discusses the importance of making sure patients admitted to a mental health unit have access to their usual medication for any other physical conditions.
10 Feb 2021