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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.
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.
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?
Dental case study
Medical 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.