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Diabetes in England accounts for tenth of prescribing bill
DIABETES treatment now accounts for a tenth of the annual primary care prescribing bill in England, according to new figures released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
Fall in number of patients seen by NHS dentists
THE number of patients seen by an NHS dentist in England has dropped, while courses of treatment delivered has also fallen.
High dental satisfaction, NHS test shows
DENTAL practices received 97 per cent positive ratings from patients, according to their first batch of Friends and Family Test (FFT) results.
RCGP speaks out against disciplinary action for overprescribing antibiotics
CALLS for regulators to act against GPs who overprescribe antibiotics are "counter productive and unhelpful," says the Royal College of GPs.
Early cancer diagnoses increase
A QUARTER of diagnoses of the three most common cancers are being made at the earliest stage, new figures for Scotland show.
Low uptake of online GP services
UPTAKE of online GP services in England is low despite efforts to promote their use.
Music can hamper surgeons’ communication, study finds
MUSIC played during surgery can interfere with team communication and is a potential safety hazard, according to new research.