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CPD - In review: Coronary heart disease and COPD

Nurse consultant Dr Karen Heslop-Marshall takes you through how to do a review on coronary heart disease and COPD.

Twice-yearly cholesterol-lowering injection set for NHS clinical trial

A twice-yearly injection that lowers cholesterol levels could become available on the NHS by 2021, following the announcement of a large-scale clinical trial that will begin later this year

Rise in number of patients with hypertension in England, shows NHS survey

The number of adults in England with hypertension is on the rise, particularly amongst men over 75, official estimates show.

Vaping still safer than smoking, reiterate health officials amidst fresh concerns

CPD module: Stroke and TIA

Specialist stroke and gastrostomy nurses take you through the key points when reviewing patients following stroke or TIA

Over 50% increase in patients attending Health Checks since 2012, reports NHS Digital

The number of patients attending NHS Health Checks has risen by over 50% since 2012, according to new figures released by NHS Digital.

The warning signs of deep vein thrombosis

A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a thrombus (blood clot) that has developed in the venous system, most commonly in the deep veins of the leg, and can partially or completely obstruct the flow of blood