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Melanoma diagnoses fall in lockdown

A FALL in melanoma diagnoses by 28 per cent in April to November 2020 has experts worried that fewer people with suspicious skin lesions are seeing their GP.

  • 11 May 2021
  • News

Trainee doctors suffer with psychological impact of pandemic

MORE than 40 per cent of junior doctors said they were suffering from depression, anxiety, stress or burnout which had worsened because of the pandemic in survey conducted in April 2021 by the BMA.

  • 11 May 2021
  • News

Making decisions about CPR

Doctors will be familiar with the difficult challenge of dealing with advance decisions on the resuscitation of patients (DNACPR decisions) - more particularly so during the pandemic. What key issues need to be considered?

  • 29 April 2021
  • Risk alert

Nerve injury

Dental case study

  • 29 April 2021
  • Case study

Colleague intervention

Medical case study

  • 29 April 2021
  • Case study

Action needed to boost vaccine uptake amongst health workers

TACKLING misinformation and mistrust is key to reducing Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers, a new UK study has found.

  • 29 April 2021
  • News

GDC defends use of undercover investigations

THE General Dental Council has defended its use of undercover investigations and not ruled out future use if merited by potential public risk, and if there is no other way to investigate an allegation.

  • 29 April 2021
  • News

SNOMED CT deadline extension for dental providers

THE deadline for compliance with the use of SNOWMED CT terminology for capturing clinical terms within electronic patient record systems has been extended by four months.

  • 29 April 2021
  • News

Taskforce to prioritise antivirals development

A TASKFORCE has been launched by the UK Government to identify antiviral treatments for patients exposed to Covid-19 to stop the infection spreading and speed up recovery time.

  • 29 April 2021
  • News

Radiologist shortage acute

THE radiologist workforce in the NHS is now 33 per cent short-staffed and needs at least another 1,939 consultants to meet safe staffing levels and pre-coronavirus levels of demand for scans, says the Royal College of Radiologists.

  • 28 April 2021
  • News