• NHS clamps down on doctors cashing in exorbitant locum fees
    The desperate shortfall of medical manpower in UK hospitals is providing lucrative opportunities for doctors who moonlight as locums in other hospitals.
  • Medicine expiry dates: When does it really matter?
    The active ingredients within capsules and tablets will degrade naturally, causing the potency of these medicines to gradually diminish. However, in some cases, expired drugs may still be used.
  • Specialist Spotlight: Geriatricians
    Geriatrics is a specialty that focuses mainly on providing patient-centered care that is catered to the complex needs of the elderly population, but despite the growth of the ageing population worldwide, geriatricians remain far and few in the medical field.
  • How community pharmacies can stay on top of inventory management
    It is crucial that community pharmacies manage inventory successfully as this will ensure a smooth operation. Here are some tips to ensure that the inventory system is well-managed and organised.
  • Surgeon “invented” cancer risks to carry out unnecessary mastectomies
    An NHS surgeon has been accused of purposely misinterpreting breast cancer test results to heighten anxiety in patients, warranting life-changing operations that were deemed completely unnecessary.
  • World's first gene therapy reverses sickle cell in teenager
    Sickle cell disease in a teenage boy was reversed with the revolutionary gene therapy, a medical breakthrough which will pave the way for further therapeutic developments.
  • 500,000 medically sensitive NHS documents went missing for five years
    Half a million medical documents were kept in storage instead of being delivered to GPs and hospitals, and the government is now frantically trying to uncover if any patients were affected by the missing information.
  • Job switch: How pharmacists can reject a counter offer - Part 3
    In the finale of our three-part series on job hopping for pharmacists, a senior pharmacist elaborates on why pharmacy managers make counter-offers when a pharmacists resigns and how, if non-beneficial, pharmacists can reject these professionally so as to not leave any lasting negative impacts.
  • Looking into the costs and rewards of becoming a doctor
    While many physicians are reported to be dissatisfied with their career, a new study finds that those who become a doctor only when they are inspired with the calling are less likely to suffer burnout.
  • The dangers of overwhelming empathy in healthcare
    Having empathy for patients is important to make a connection and deliver care, but too much emphasis on it may in turn result in negative impacts on medical care.
  • Woman dies after three hospitals denied admission for surgery
    A British woman who was bleeding in the brain died after being denied for surgery at three hospitals due to lack of intensive care beds, raising more concerns for NHS.
  • The value of purposeful rounding in nursing
    Purposeful rounding is carried out by nurses, and refers to the practice of regular checks of hospitalised patients. Here we will look at why it is a crucial aspect of patient care.
  • Why one CAR-T therapy worked and another failed
    When CAR-T was first introduced, there was much interest as it promised a revolutionary advance in treating cancer patients. Last week, one pharma company pulled ahead of its rivals and announced successful trial results.