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Patients rate GP safety "generally high"
PATIENT perceptions of safety in general practice are high according to a study of 45 practices across England.
Metal-on-metal hip implants need regular review
REGULAR long-term follow-up is needed in all patients implanted with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements to monitor ongoing risks of soft-tissue reactions, according to updated guidance issued from The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Exercise advice for pregnant women
PREGNANT women should do two and a half hours of moderate intensity exercise a week in a bid to reduce obesity and improve fitness, the UK’s chief medical officers have said.
Fall in prevalence of smoking in England
THE proportion of adult smokers in England has fallen since 2010 but smoking-related hospital admissions continue to rise, new figures show.
Mental healthcare needs being missed in new mothers
OVER 40 per cent of mental health problems among new mothers were not diagnosed by doctors or other health professionals according to research conducted by the National Childbirth Trust (NCT).
Teamwork key in reducing birth injuries
AN analysis of 727 births resulting in death or brain injury found that 76 per cent might have had a better outcome with different care.
Enhanced CPD for dentists
DENTISTS will be required to complete a personal development plan as part of a new enhanced continuing professional development scheme, the General Dental Council has announced.
Call to address mistrust of evidence base in medication decisions
A SURVEY conducted on behalf of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) has found that only 37 per cent of the public trust evidence derived from medical research when deciding to take or refuse medication, as compared to 65 per cent who trust the experiences of friends and family.
GDC renewal reminder for DCPs
THE GDC is reminding all dental care professionals (DCPs) that they must renew their registration before midnight 31 July 2017.
Too few dental visits for toddlers
Around 80 per cent of one to two year olds in England did not visit an NHS dentist in the last year despite the fact that dental care for children is free.