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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.
Stark figures on child tooth decay prompts call to action
NEARLY 43,000 hospital operations were undertaken to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year – equating to 170 a day – according to new figures highlighted by the Local Government Association (LGA) in England.
Staff fatigue jeopardising patient safety
DOCTORS working long hours with excessive workloads resulting in lack of sleep is compromising patient safety, according to a new BMA briefing report.
GDC renewal deadline for dentists now passed
THE deadline for dentists to renew GDC registration has now passed and the regulator is advising those who have not registered to urgently complete the restoration process.
Online GP providers to be required to display ratings
INDEPENDENT doctors offering primary care online will now be rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and required to display inspection ratings so patients can clearly see safety standards.
New guidelines on fertility preservation also address transfolk
NEW guidelines on fertility preservation for people assigned female at birth have been published by the British Fertility Society (BFS).