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GP data programme postponed
PLANS to make GP practices in England share patient data for a government database have been pushed back by two months following concerns raised by healthcare leaders.
GMC publishes guide for LGBT patients
A GUIDE for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients has been published by the General Medical Council (GMC) setting out what should be expected from their doctor.
Body cameras to reduce violence against ambulance crews
AMBULANCE crews in England are to be provided with body cameras as part of an NHS campaign to reduce attacks on staff.
Record surgical waiting lists in England near five million
HOSPITAL surgical waiting lists in England are now the longest since records began in 2007, according to the latest statistics published by NHS England.
Dental care resources for supporting patients with a learning disability or autism
A USEFUL update of resources and advice to support dental patients with a learning disability or autism has been published by NHS England.
GPs in Scotland struggle to cope under pandemic pressure
NINE out of 10 GPs in Scotland have reported that they or their staff have been subjected to verbal or physical abuse in the past month, and almost two-thirds report that the situation has grown worse since the beginning of the pandemic.
Million hospital admissions linked to obesity
OBESITY was a factor in more than one million hospital admissions in England in 2019/2020, according to figures from NHS Digital.
Remote consulting should not be default option
REMOTE consulting should be an option but not the ‘automatic default’ for GP care and services once things get back to normal after the pandemic, said the Royal College of GPs in a new report.
“Dangerous” teeth whitening products available online
A TEST of teeth whiteners bought from a selection of online retailers found that some contained illegal and dangerous levels of hydrogen peroxide, according to Which magazine.
Deadline for DCPs to pay ARF by instalments
DENTAL care professionals (DCPs) have until midnight 31 May 2021 to sign up to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by instalments.