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Stark figures on dental treatment in England
Proportion of children seen by an NHS dentist in England fell by nearly 36 per cent in the year following the first lockdown.
Blood clot risk higher with Covid-19 than vaccination
Vaccination for Covid-19 poses much less risk of blood clotting than does the virus itself, according to research published in the BMJ.
Dentists’ mental health hit by pandemic
More than a quarter of dentists in Scotland reported “significant depressive” symptoms during the pandemic.
More GPs needed to reduce stress on services
BMA campaign launched to encourage the public to support calls for greater investment in general practice to increase the number of GPs.
Free dental care in Scotland for those under 26
People aged under 26 in Scotland are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment.
Worrying level of abuse directed at healthcare staff
BMA survey finds that over a third of doctors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have suffered recent abuse from patients or those close to them.
Burnout “unsurprising” among medical trainees
A third of medical trainees reported feeling "burnt out" to a high or very high degree because of their work.
Call for post-pandemic GP rescue plan
An “emergency rescue package” is needed for general practice to save doctors from burnout and protect patient care.
New guideline to help identify and treat Covid vaccine blood clotting
Healthcare staff can now refer to new guidance to help them identify and treat patients who develop rare blood clotting condition.
Patient satisfaction in general practice remains high
A majority of patients in England have rated their overall experience of general practice as very or fairly good in 2021 despite the challenges of Covid-19.