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Exercise and NSAIDs first in low back pain, says NICE
EXERCISE along with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or aspirin should be first-line treatments in managing low back pain and sciatica, according to new updated guidance by NICE.
Oral cancer on the rise
MOUTH cancer rates in the UK have risen by 68 per cent over the last twenty years, according to new analysis from Cancer Research UK.
Pharmacy test for sore throats
PHARMACISTS in England are to carry out sore throat tests in a bid to relieve pressure on GP appointments and reduce antibiotic prescribing.
Workload pressures impacting patient safety
OVER 80 per cent of GPs in England believe that workload pressures are either unmanageable or excessive and are having a direct impact on the quality and safety of the care they deliver to patients, according to a survey by the BMA.
Fall in UK antibiotic prescribing
ANTIBIOTIC prescribing in the UK has fallen by over 5 per cent in a year and 11 per cent since a 2012 peak, according to analysis released by Antibiotic Research UK.
GDC shows “significant progress” in regulation standards
THE General Dental Council has demonstrated “significant improvement" against the standards of good regulation in the latest annual review by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Dental toolkit to reduce antibiotic prescribing
A FREE toolkit has been launched for dentists to support effective antimicrobial stewardship.
Revised training standards for implant dentistry
NEW revised training standards for implant dentistry have been published by The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK).
Scotland still playing "catch up" on children’s dental health
DENTAL health among children in Scotland has improved by 24 per cent since 2000 but the high levels of social inequality in dental care are still unacceptable, says the British Dental Association.
GPs need more time to care for terminally ill patients
OVER 83 per cent of GPs listed giving more time to terminally ill patients as a top priority in improving end-of-life care but many said that they lacked the time and resource to deliver this, according to a recent survey by the RCGP and Marie Curie.