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Live updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Live updates: Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK

Use our timeline to follow the latest coronavirus developments...

Transdermal estradiol spray offers new treatment option for HRT

Transdermal estradiol spray offers new treatment option for HRT

Lenzetto (estradiol) is the first transdermal spray...

GPs urged to recruit patients for coronavirus trial

GPs urged to recruit patients for coronavirus trial

Chief Medical Officers have written to doctors asking...

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine not approved for COVID-19, MHRA cautions

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine not approved for COVID-19, MHRA cautions

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine should not be used...

Free learning for retired healthcare professionals returning because of coronavirus

Free learning for retired healthcare professionals returning because of coronavirus

MIMS Learning has launched a free learning plan for...

Free on MIMS Learning: coronavirus resources

Free on MIMS Learning: coronavirus resources

Free learning resources for healthcare professionals...

COVID-19 outbreak: continue ARBs and ACE inhibitors, GPs urged

COVID-19 outbreak: continue ARBs and ACE inhibitors, GPs urged

Prescribers should not stop angiotensin receptor blockers...

Uterine fibroid drug suspended over liver injury concerns

Uterine fibroid drug suspended over liver injury concerns

Healthcare professionals have been asked to stop prescribing...

Stop SGLT2 inhibitors and monitor ketones in hospitalised patients, says MHRA

Stop SGLT2 inhibitors and monitor ketones in hospitalised patients, says MHRA

SGLT2 inhibitor treatment should be interrupted in...

Patients with COVID-19 should take paracetamol rather than ibuprofen, says NHS England

Patients with COVID-19 should take paracetamol rather than ibuprofen, says NHS England

Concerns had been raised about people with coronavirus...

New MIMS table summarises treatment options in pregnancy

New MIMS table summarises treatment options in pregnancy

Healthcare professionals unsure how to treat common...

Pneumococcal immunisation schedule change comes into effect

Pneumococcal immunisation schedule change comes into effect

For babies born from 1 January 2020, the vaccination...

GPs overestimate benefits and harms of treatments, say researchers

GPs overestimate benefits and harms of treatments, say researchers

GPs’ knowledge of the absolute benefits and harms of...

New information pack guides GPs on best practice management of constipation

New information pack guides GPs on best practice management of constipation

Published by the Bowel Interest Group (BIG), the pack...

Prescribe antiseptics rather than antibiotics for impetigo, says NICE

Prescribe antiseptics rather than antibiotics for impetigo, says NICE

New NICE guidance on antimicrobial prescribing for...

Early emollient use does not prevent eczema in children, studies show

Early emollient use does not prevent eczema in children, studies show

Daily application of emollients in infancy is not effective...

Macrolide prescribing in pregnancy linked to risk of birth defects

Macrolide prescribing in pregnancy linked to risk of birth defects

Researchers have called for caution when prescribing...

NICE overturns advice to increase steroid dose in children with asthma

NICE overturns advice to increase steroid dose in children with asthma

NICE has withdrawn its recommendation to quadruple...

New antibiotic guidance for leg ulcer infection

New antibiotic guidance for leg ulcer infection

NICE has issued guidance on antibiotic choices and...

New insertion site for Nexplanon following safety concerns

New insertion site for Nexplanon following safety concerns

The MHRA has amended its advice relating to the long-acting...