New evidence indicates the need to rethink anticipatory prescribing This Research Alert brings together new evidence on anticipatory prescribing, a widely used resource for healthcare professionals to help control distressing symptoms for people dying in the community. The evidence identifies important problems with current practice in the UK and suggests system-level changes to tackle four […]
Findings from four year research programme on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction Half of the one million or so people with heart failure in the UK have a condition known as heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Research led by Professor Christi Deaton at the University of Cambridge over the last four years […]
The largest study yet of people with mild hypertension shows that medical treatment may not be worthwhile in those at low risk of heart attack and stroke. Download this Research Alert as a pdf, for printing. Key messages This study provided no evidence to suggest that new US hypertension guidelines will reduce CVD events in […]
First in our new series of Research Alerts for GPs and service commissioners, prepared by PCU with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group. Please download and share but reproduce in entirety and cite sources. Queries: Lucy Lloyd, Communications Manager at the Primary Care Unit.