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Fit notes for mental health most common
MENTAL health and behavioural conditions were the most common "known" reasons for fit notes being issued by GPs in England between December 2014 and March 2017, according to new figures from NHS Digital.
New dental statistics prompt BDA demand for action
NEARLY 42 per cent of children in England are missing out on free dental care according to new statistics by NHS Digital.
Expanded role for pharmacists to ease burden on GPs in Scotland
THE Scottish Government has published plans to ease the burden in both primary and hospital care delivery by further enhancing the role of pharmacists through independent prescribing and advanced clinical skills.
Urgent dental problems in over-65s
AN estimated 1.8 million people aged 65 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have an urgent dental condition such as decay in untreated teeth, pain or oral sepsis according to a new report by The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons.
International recruitment drive for GPs expanded
HUNDREDS more GPs are to be recruited from abroad as NHS England steps up its campaign to boost workforce numbers.
Quarter of medical students teetotal
NEARLY a quarter of UK medical students asked about alcohol consumption claimed to be teetotal in an average week.
Scheme to help NHS whistleblowers back into work
NHS whistleblowers are to be offered career coaching and financial advice as part of a pilot scheme to help them back into work.
Support to help more doctors become GPs
HOSPITAL doctors and overseas GPs will be given extra support to work in general practice under new plans from Health Education England.
New dental tool to fight inappropriate prescribing
A NEW resource aims to reduce inappropriate dental prescribing by sharing data from across the UK.
Older patients’ families struggle to complain about poor hospital care
THE families of older hospital patients find it difficult to complain about poor care with more than two-thirds feeling their complaint made no difference, according to a new survey.