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Covid-19 poses greater risk of neurological or psychiatric disorders

A STUDY of patients diagnosed with Covid-19 has found that a third suffered from a neurological or psychiatric disorder in the following six months – and the incidence for patients who had been admitted to an ITU was even higher at around 46 per cent.

  • 07 April 2021
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Consider a range of treatments in chronic primary pain

CHRONIC pain where the cause is unclear should not be managed solely with drugs such as paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, benzodiazepines or opioids, according to new guidance published by NICE.

  • 07 April 2021
  • News
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GMC patient guide on safe online healthcare

A GUIDE for patients on how to keep safe when getting medicine or treatment online has been produced by the General Medical Council (GMC) in collaboration with other healthcare organisations.

  • 06 April 2021
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Increased rates of organ damage in post-Covid-19 patients

PATIENTS discharged from hospital after Covid-19 appear to have increased rates of "multiorgan dysfunction" compared with similar individuals in the general population, according to findings published in the BMJ.

  • 06 April 2021
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MDDUS reacts to new consultation on regulation of healthcare professionals

MDDUS has commented on the publication of a Department of Health and Social Care consultation on the future of healthcare regulation.

  • 31 March 2021
  • MDDUS News
  • News

NICE publishes single guideline for managing Covid-19

ESSENTIAL information about managing Covid-19 in adults and children has now been published in a single NICE guideline.

  • 31 March 2021
  • News

Updated guidance on remote prescribing takes effect 5 April

UPDATED General Medical Council (GMC) guidance on remote prescribing will take effect on 5 April.

  • 30 March 2021
  • News

GDC introduces option to pay ARF by instalments

DENTISTS and dental care professionals (DCPs) will now be able to pay the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by instalments, the General Dental Council (GDC) has announced.

  • 30 March 2021
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“Perfect storm” of problems leading to drop in urgent referrals for lung cancer

A RELUCTANCE to attend hospital for diagnostic tests as well as increased worry over symptoms may be behind a drop of over a third (34 per cent) in urgent referrals for lung cancer since March of 2020, according to a survey of GPs carried out by Cancer Research UK.

  • 30 March 2021
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CQC finds “worrying variation” in DNACPR decisions

WORRYING variation in the use of do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) decisions during the pandemic has been identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a new report.

  • 19 March 2021
  • News