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Record strain on emergency departments
Emergency departments in England experienced the highest number of 12-hour and four-hour stays on record in September.
Dissatisfaction and burnout common reasons for leaving medical practice
Dissatisfaction and burnout were among the main reasons UK doctors gave for leaving their jobs over the period from 2004 to 2019.
Varied quality of maternity services in England
Variation in the quality and safety of England’s maternity services has been identified as an "ongoing concern" in a new report.
ONS data shows risk of Covid death lower for vaccinated
Risk of death involving Covid-19 has been found to be consistently lower for people who received two vaccinations compared to one or no vaccination, according to ONS.
Vaccinations required for all NHS staff entering a care home
All NHS staff entering a CQC-regulated care home in England on or after 11 November must provide evidence that they have had two doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine or are exempt.
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.