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NICE promotes early detection in acute kidney injury to save lives
EARLY detection and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI) should be a key priority among GPs and other primary care professionals, according to a new guideline published by NICE.
NHS data service to mine confidential patient records
NHS ENGLAND has introduced an information service that will extract confidential details from patient records to provide data in support of improved healthcare delivery and commissioning.
Tooth whitening website to educate public and profession
A NEW website that aims to educate the public and the dental profession on safe and legal tooth whitening was launched earlier this month.
Updated child protection website for dentists
THE EDUCATIONAL website Child protection and the dental team has been relaunched following an update and re-design, and now puts greater emphasis on early intervention in suspected abuse.
August deaths caused by “poor prioritisation”
THE increase in patient deaths during the August trainee changeover is due to poor prioritisation and a failure to recognise deteriorating health, according to a new study.
ICO guide on subject access requests
A NEW guide to help organisations deal with requests from individuals to access personal data has been published by The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
One-hour CT scan in serious head injury
CHILDREN and adults with suspected head injury showing alarming signs such as seizures, suspected skull fracture, repeated vomiting or loss of consciousness, should be given a CT brain scan within one hour, according to new draft guidelines from NICE.
Overreliance on methadone challenged
METHADONE and other opioid replacement therapies (ORTs) often simply switch one form of drug use for another safer one and should be offered as part of a range of treatments to support sustained recovery, said Scottish Chief Medical Officer Dr Harry Burns.
New scheme to reduce trainee mistakes
AN education programme that uses smartphone apps could cut the number of clinical errors made by new doctors.
More help for trainees with mental health problems
MENTAL health problems should not prevent trainees from pursuing a career in medicine, new General Medical Council guidance says.