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New revised guidance on conscious sedation in dental practice
A NEW edition of Conscious Sedation in Dentistry has been published by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
Regular checks reduce mortality in diabetics
MORTALITY among adult diabetics who get regular annual checks is half the rate of patients who do not get checks, according to findings from the National Diabetes Audit.
Patients in England largely positive about general practice
ALMOST 85 per cent of patients in England rate their overall experience of their GP surgery as good, according to a survey carried out by NHS England.
Hospital breached data protection rules for Google app trial
A HOSPITAL breached the Data Protection Act by sharing the details of 1.6 million patients with Google DeepMind for a medical trial.
Metal-on-metal hip implants need regular review
REGULAR long-term follow-up is needed in all patients implanted with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements to monitor ongoing risks of soft-tissue reactions, according to updated guidance issued from The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Patients rate GP safety "generally high"
PATIENT perceptions of safety in general practice are high according to a study of 45 practices across England.
Exercise advice for pregnant women
PREGNANT women should do two and a half hours of moderate intensity exercise a week in a bid to reduce obesity and improve fitness, the UK’s chief medical officers have said.
Fall in prevalence of smoking in England
THE proportion of adult smokers in England has fallen since 2010 but smoking-related hospital admissions continue to rise, new figures show.
Mental healthcare needs being missed in new mothers
OVER 40 per cent of mental health problems among new mothers were not diagnosed by doctors or other health professionals according to research conducted by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).
Teamwork key in reducing birth injuries
AN analysis of 727 births resulting in death or brain injury found that 76 per cent might have had a better outcome with different care.