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Dentists ‘should be proud’ of inspection improvements
IMPROVEMENTS in dental practices inspected by the Care Quality Commission “should make the profession proud”, the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP UK) has said.
Social prescribing for loneliness
GPs in England will be able to prescribe community activities for lonely patients as part of a new Government initiative, it has been announced.
Physician associates to be formally regulated
STATUTORY regulation is to be introduced for physician associates, the Government has announced.
Launch of graduate medical course
SCOTLAND’S first graduate entry medical course has begun.
Tech boost to drug reaction reporting
DRUG reaction reporting has been made easier for hospital doctors thanks to new software.
Charity calls for improved early diagnosis of meningitis
ALMOST a third (30 per cent) of young babies with bacterial meningitis receive inappropriate early treatment which delays parents seeking further help, according to report from the Meningitis Research Foundation.
Guidance on global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
AN implementation plan for a new global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions has been devised by a working group of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP).
Mixed success in reducing child tooth decay
HOSPITAL admissions in England for tooth decay in children aged 5-9 have increased for the second consecutive year but have dropped among ages 1-4 years and 10-14 years.
GPs should routinely ask about herbal and supplement use
A STUDY of adults over age 65 found that 34 per cent were taking herbal medicinal products (HMPs) or dietary supplements concurrently with prescription medicines and 33 per cent of those were at risk of potential adverse drug interactions.
Practice-based pharmacists prove a benefit
A STUDY has found that specialist clinical pharmacists working with 16 urban practices halved GP time spent on key prescribing activities.