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Prescription drug addiction review launched
AN independent review into the growing problem of addiction to prescription drugs has been announced by the Government as statistics show that one patient in eleven was a prescribed an addictive drug last year.
Lawyers targeting the NHS banned from hospitals in England
LAW firms and “claims management” companies who encourage patients to sue the NHS will no longer be provided office or advertising space in NHS hospital in England.
Plan to tackle oral health inequality in Scotland
SCOTTISH Government has launched a new improvement plan aiming to prevent poor oral health, cut oral health inequalities and address the dental needs of an ageing population.
NHS plagued with rota gaps and vacancies
OVER 70 per cent hospital doctors reported rota gaps in their departments and a significant percentage believe the delivery of care has worsened in several areas over the last year, according to survey figures published by the BMA.
Deadline looms for IRR17 compliance
ALL dental practices must be re-registered with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by 5th February 2018 to be in compliance with changes to legislation relating to radiation protection, including a new HSE notification process.
Further improvement in lung cancer survival
A NEW report has confirmed a further improvement in survival rates among lung cancer patients, with 37 per cent alive at least one year after diagnosis compared to a rate of 31 per cent in 2010.
Health staff still avoiding flu jab
JUST under 60 per cent of NHS staff in England had been vaccinated by mid-January despite urgings by Government.
Mortality higher among women post heart attack
A STUDY conducted in Sweden has found that the mortality rate among women in the year after suffering a heart attack is three times higher than that of men.
A&E pressures not down to GP access, study finds
DIFFICULTY in accessing a GP does not lead to increased use of hospital accident and emergency services, according to new research.
Warning on drug-name confusion
DOCTORS are being urged to take particular care when prescribing or dispensing medicines that could be confused with others because they either sound or look alike.