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NICE guidance supports new blood pressure device that can detect atrial fibrillation

New NICE medical technologies guidance supports the use of a device that can detect atrial fibrillation while blood pressure is measured. The NICE guidance supports the use of WatchBP Home A in the NHS for opportunistically detecting asymptomatic atrial fibrillation … Read more → – NICE guidance supports new blood pressure device that can detect atrial fibrillation

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Guidance updated on trading of medicines for human use

Updated guidance has been published that sets out the key legal and ethical obligations manufacturers, wholesalers, NHS trusts, registered pharmacies and dispensing doctors have in the supply and trading of medicines. The references in the updated guidance have been revised … Read more → – Guidance updated on trading of medicines for human use

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SNOMED CT enabling seamless care

Electronic data flow across different provider healthcare systems, including primary and secondary care, is improved when essential clinical data in the patient record is recorded in a consistent coding system. For the NHS, that coding system is SNOMED Clinical Terms … Read more → – SNOMED CT enabling seamless care

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Stop smoking services: guidance on monitoring and delivery

The Stop Smoking Services Monitoring and Delivery Guidance 2012/13 is now available. This yearly update sets out the fundamental quality principles for: delivering stop smoking services developing local commissioning arrangements reporting data The main updates include: the Public Health Outcomes … Read more → – Stop smoking services: guidance on monitoring and delivery

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HIV treatment for overseas visitors in England

From 1 October 2012 an amendment to the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations means HIV treatment will no longer be chargeable to any overseas visitor. The Department of Health has published guidance covering the policy change, the prescribing of … Read more → – HIV treatment for overseas visitors in England

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