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Alcohol will claim estimated 63,000 lives over next five years
ALCOHOL-RELATED illness will be responsible for an estimated 63,000 deaths in the next five years, according to a new report from the University of Sheffield Alcohol Research Group.
Inherited heart conditions commonly misdiagnosed
SIX in ten patients living with inherited heart conditions were initially misdiagnosed, with symptoms attributed to other conditions like stress, anxiety and epilepsy.
Holistic dentistry conference
THE Faculty of General Dental Practice(UK) will be hosting a conference with the theme Holistic Dentistry – Putting the Mouth Back into the Body in November of this year.
Action plan to improve revalidation
CLEARER guidance and greater support will be provided to doctors as part of a new action plan to improve the revalidation process, the General Medical Council has announced.
Prescription purge urged by NHS England
A FORMAL public consultation is being launched in England on new guidelines calling for 18 treatments – including homeopathy and herbal treatments – costing taxpayers £141 million a year to generally not be prescribed.
Antidepressant prescriptions in England rise again
ANTIDEPRESSANTS saw the greatest numeric rise in prescription items in England for the fourth successive year – increasing by 6 per cent in 2016.
Campaign to end bullying culture
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to tackle bullying in surgery and dentistry.
Whistleblowing helpline expanded
A WHISTLEBLOWING helpline designed to encourage NHS Scotland staff to raise safety concerns is to be expanded.
New revised guidance on conscious sedation in dental practice
A NEW edition of Conscious Sedation in Dentistry has been published by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
Regular checks reduce mortality in diabetics
MORTALITY among adult diabetics who get regular annual checks is half the rate of patients who do not get checks, according to findings from the National Diabetes Audit.