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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.

  • 31 August 2017
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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.

  • 31 August 2017
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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.

  • 29 August 2017
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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.

  • 29 August 2017
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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.

  • 25 August 2017
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Quarter of medical students teetotal

NEARLY a quarter of UK medical students asked about alcohol consumption claimed to be teetotal in an average week.

  • 24 August 2017
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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.

  • 23 August 2017
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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.

  • 23 August 2017
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New dental tool to fight inappropriate prescribing

A NEW resource aims to reduce inappropriate dental prescribing by sharing data from across the UK.

  • 21 August 2017
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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.

  • 21 August 2017
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