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Tooth decay top cause of admissions among children
MORE children in England require hospital treatment for tooth decay than for any other cause according to statistics released from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
GPs well placed to respond to child maltreatment
GPs could be better utilised to help address the large number of child maltreatment cases not being reported and adequately dealt with in the community.
August roll-out of defibrillators to Scottish dental practices
DELIVERY of free defibrillators to Scottish NHS dental practices is to begin in August according to a recent communication from the chief dental officer.
Foundation jobs shortage predicted in 2015
THE foundation programme is likely to be oversubscribed again in 2015, with predictions there will be more applicants than available jobs.
Weekend working could harm training
THE way hospitals are run at weekends is putting increasing strain on junior doctors, NHS England’s national medical director has said.
Unexplained fever in children – new quality standard
NICE has published a new quality standard to help healthcare professionals quickly identify and treat under-5s seriously ill with fever and reduce their chances of death or disability.
Call for clarity on "wilful neglect" offence
THE BMA is calling for clarity on the proposed new statutory offence of wilful neglect of patients by healthcare professionals.
Majority of EM training posts vacant
TWO thirds of emergency medicine training posts in Scotland have been left vacant, prompting NHS chiefs to advertise abroad.
Career groups for surgeons
CAREER guidance groups are being set up to help surgeons share ideas and discuss problems.
Trainees asked to opt-out of EWTD
TRAINEE doctors will be encouraged to increase their training time by voluntarily opting-out of the European Working Time Directive.