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E-cigarettes can be a useful tool for helping smokers to quit


Louise Ross summarises the latest recommendations from NICE on stop smoking interventions and services and highlights the relevant points for primary care

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Common infections: when is the right time to prescribe an antimicrobial?


Sarah Alton and Professor Cliodna McNulty discuss the updated PHE guidance on managing and treating common infections and what it means for clinicians in primary care

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Educating patients on antimicrobial use is key to combating resistance

2017-06-15T13:58:00+01:00By , Professor Cliodna McNulty

Charlotte Eley and Professor Cliodna McNulty discuss NICE Guideline 63 on antimicrobial stewardship, and explain what steps can be taken to reduce antimicrobial prescribing

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Top tips: helping smokers to quit

2017-02-02T00:00:00+00:00By Jane Wright

Jane Wright shares 10 key points on how to support patients in their efforts to quit smoking


Controlled drugs: robust systems and processes are needed

2016-08-26T00:00:00+01:00By Cathy Cooke

Cathy Cooke discusses recommendations in NICE Guideline 46 on the safe use and management of controlled drugs

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Medicines optimisation: shared decision-making with patients is key

2016-07-07T00:00:00+01:00By Dr Martin Duerden

Dr Martin Duerden discusses how the NICE quality statements on medicines optimisation can improve patient satisfaction and ensure safer prescribing