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NHS good but could be better in shared decision making with patients
A SURVEY of healthcare professionals found that 76 per cent regularly practise core elements of shared decision making with patients but 28 per cent found lack of time a barrier.
Dentists struggle to clear patient backlog
ONE in three dentists are struggling to clear the backlog of patients caused by the pandemic, the findings of a new survey reveal.
Dental care professionals urged to check CPD record as deadline looms
DENTAL care professionals are being urged to check they have completed enough CPD hours ahead of the annual renewal deadline.
Urgent need to address exodus of GPs over next five years
NEARLY 19,000 GPs and trainees are expected to leave the profession over the next five years unless action is taken ease workload and workforce pressures, according to a survey by the Royal College of GPs.
Widespread racism risks exodus of doctors warns BMA
A BMA survey found that 84 per cent doctors who qualified overseas report having experienced racism in the last two years.
Surgeons see "light at the end of the tunnel" on long waiting times
THE number of patients waiting more than two years for hospital treatment in England fell by nearly half between January and April 2022, according to data published by NHS England.
Dental teams urged to act on suspected eating disorders
THE Oral Health Foundation has highlighted the vital role dentists can play in identifying and acting on early signs of eating disorders.
Fit note powers extended to more health professionals
THE power to sign fit notes is being extended to more health professionals in a bid to ease GP workloads, the government has announced.
Professional pitfalls in social media use
Social media is now a part of all our lives – and it is important to be aware of expectations on how doctors and dentists should behave online.
Alarming rise in UK obesity rates
AN estimated 21 million UK adults (36 per cent) will be obese by 2040, leading to wide ranging potential health effects including increased cancer risk, according to analysis by Cancer Research UK.