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NICE publishes single guideline for managing Covid-19
Essential information about managing Covid-19 in adults and children has now been published in a single NICE guideline.
MDDUS reacts to new consultation on regulation of healthcare professionals
MDDUS has commented on the publication of a Department of Health and Social Care consultation on the future of healthcare regulation.
“Perfect storm” of problems leading to drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer
A reluctance to attend hospital for diagnostic tests as well as increased worry over symptoms may be behind a drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer.
Updated guidance on remote prescribing takes effect 5 April
Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices amended to offer more detailed advice to doctors who are increasingly seeing patients remotely.
Long Covid "more prevalent than expected" in women
Long Covid appears to be more prevalent in women and in young people (including children) than might have been expected from acute Covid-19 mortality.
CQC finds “worrying variation” in DNACPR decisions
Worrying variation in the use of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions during the pandemic has been identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a new report.
Blanket DNACPRs inappropriate for people with learning disability
NHS England confirms in recent letter to primary care providers that blanket DNACPR orders for patients with a learning disability are inappropriate.
Viral risk to dermatologists exposed to surgical smoke
Smoke extractors should be made available in all settings where dermatology surgery takes place to mitigate the risk of viral transmission of infections.
HWF launches digital hub offering staff support and resources
A new bespoke digital platform has been launched by the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF) charity.
NHS expands mental health support for staff in England
Forty mental health support hubs for NHS staff are to be opened across England in the coming weeks.