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Dental practices to reopen from June 8
DENTAL practices in England can reopen from June 8 provided they put in place appropriate safety measures.
Poor health literacy increases mortality risk in heart patients
PATIENTS with heart failure who have poor health literacy face an increased risk of hospitalisation and death.
Death certification guidance during COVID-19
DOCTORS should use their clinical judgement when deciding whether to include COVID-19 in a cause of death certificate.
GP trainees to submit video assessments
GP trainees will be asked to submit recorded consultations to complete their qualification after normal exams were disrupted by coronavirus.
Acute kidney injury guidance for non-specialists
PATIENTS admitted to hospital during the coronavirus pandemic should be assessed and monitored for acute kidney injury (AKI).
Dedicated Yellow Card site for coronavirus treatments
A DEDICATED Yellow Card reporting site has been launched for medicines and medical devices used in coronavirus treatment in England.
Trauma helpline for NHS staff
A HELPLINE has been launched to support NHS staff suffering bereavement or trauma.
Morbid obesity on the rise in England
HOSPITAL admissions directly attributable to obesity rose by 4 per cent in England over 2018/19, according to statics published by NHS Digital.
Dentistry ranks high among occupations with potential for exposure to coronavirus
DENTAL practitioners, nurses and technicians are among the top ten occupations with the highest potential for exposure to the coronavirus, according to analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Dentists urged to resist pressure to overprescribe antibiotics
A JOINT letter from UK dental organisations is urging dentists to follow guidance on appropriate antibiotic prescribing, even with changes in standard operating procedures to reduce face-to-face contact.