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Launch of graduate medical course

SCOTLAND’S first graduate entry medical course has begun.

  • 12 October 2018
  • News

Tech boost to drug reaction reporting

DRUG reaction reporting has been made easier for hospital doctors thanks to new software.

  • 11 October 2018
  • News

Charity calls for improved early diagnosis of meningitis

ALMOST a third (30 per cent) of young babies with bacterial meningitis receive inappropriate early treatment which delays parents seeking further help, according to report from the Meningitis Research Foundation.

  • 28 September 2018
  • News

Guidance on global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases

AN implementation plan for a new global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions has been devised by a working group of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP).

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

Practice-based pharmacists prove a benefit

A STUDY has found that specialist clinical pharmacists working with 16 urban practices halved GP time spent on key prescribing activities.

  • 27 September 2018
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GPs should routinely ask about herbal and supplement use

A STUDY of adults over age 65 found that 34 per cent were taking herbal medicinal products (HMPs) or dietary supplements concurrently with prescription medicines and 33 per cent of those were at risk of potential adverse drug interactions.

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

Mixed success in reducing child tooth decay

HOSPITAL admissions in England for tooth decay in children aged 5-9 have increased for the second consecutive year but have dropped among ages 1-4 years and 10-14 years.

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

Sepsis awareness increase in Scotland

AWARENESS of sepsis and its symptoms has shown small increases in Scotland following a national campaign.

  • 18 September 2018
  • News

Enhanced flu vaccine this winter

A NEW "adjuvanted" flu vaccine will be available in England this winter for those aged 65 and over and other at-risk groups.

  • 14 September 2018
  • News

GMC provides guidance on reflective practice

REFLECTIVE notes do not need to capture full factual details of an experience but should focus on learning or actions taken from a case or situation, says GMC guidance published to reassure registrants in light of the Bawa-Garba case.

  • 12 September 2018
  • News