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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. 

  • 29 August 2013
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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. 

  • 28 August 2013
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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. 

  • 26 August 2013
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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. 

  • 26 August 2013
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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. 

  • 26 August 2013
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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). 

  • 26 August 2013
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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. 

  • 23 August 2013
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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. 

  • 22 August 2013
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New scheme to reduce trainee mistakes

AN education programme that uses smartphone apps could cut the number of clinical errors made by new doctors. 

  • 21 August 2013
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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. 

  • 20 August 2013
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