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Polyethylene glycol (PEG) laxatives and starch-based thickeners: potential interactive effect when mixed, leading to an increased risk of aspiration

Addition of a polyethylene glycol (PEG)-based laxative to a liquid that has been thickened with a starch-based thickener may counteract […]

BMI is no way to diagnose eating disorders. So why is it still being used? Agnes Ayton

A surge in cases during the pandemic has shone a light on how poor policymaking is in this area of […]

Dexcom G6 Sensor: untested barrier methods to reduce skin reactions

Users of this continuous glucose monitoring system may experience adverse skin reactions to the sensor. From: Medicines and Healthcare products […]

Class 3 Medicines Recall: Accord Healthcare Limited, Amlodipine 10mg Tablets

Accord Healthcare Limited is recalling a specific batch of Amlodipine 10mg Tablets as a precautionary measure due to out of […]

NHS Providers call for real change for people with a learning disability

A new report by NHS Providers has called on the health service and wider community to take immediate action to […]

Nursing apprenticeship funding gets £172m boost

Funding of up to £172m for thousands more apprentice nurses in England has been unveiled by the government. The Department […]

Lost Hours Walk: Wherever you are, walk against suicide

It’s time to walk against suicide  The Lost Hours Walk is our opportunity to deal with grief differently and defiantly. In October […]

Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

The Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund is worth £600 million.  The primary purpose of this fund is to support […]

Working within the Mental Capacity Act during the coronavirus pandemic

No changes to Mental Capacity Act (MCA) & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) legislation in England have been made. It […]

To feel heard is to feel safe

Learning Disability Today’s ‘Change It Up’ survey of service users finds that assessment and treatment units (ATUs), large shared housing arrangements, and excessive […]

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