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Call for stricter rules on online drug sales

TOUGHER safeguards are needed to protect people buying medicines online including a ban on the sale of drugs such as antibiotics and opiates, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has warned.

  • 28 June 2018
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GMC reduces annual retention fees

THE GMC has announced that all registered doctors with an annual retention fee date of 1 April or later will pay a reduced fee of £390 instead of £425 this year.

  • 28 June 2018
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Poor dental health among London homeless

AROUND 70 per cent of homeless people surveyed in London have reported losing teeth since becoming homeless, with 15 per cent having to resort to self-extraction.

  • 22 June 2018
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Scotland promises faster access to new treatments for rare diseases

PATIENTS in Scotland with very rare diseases will get faster access to new treatments following a revised decision-making process on approving clinical effectiveness.

  • 22 June 2018
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Majority of hospital patients positive about care, survey shows

THE majority of hospital inpatients in England were happy with the care they received but those with a mental health condition highlighted areas for improvement, a new survey has found.

  • 22 June 2018
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New dental amalgam restrictions come into effect

NEW regulations on the use of dental amalgam in treatment come into effect from 1 July.

  • 22 June 2018
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Visa cap change to tackle NHS recruitment gap

IMMIGRATION rules are to be relaxed in a bid to attract more healthcare professionals to the UK, the Home Office has announced.

  • 21 June 2018
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Occupational health for dental staff in Scotland

A NEW occupational health service for dentists and dental practice staff in Scotland is now accessible as of 1 June 2018.

  • 18 June 2018
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Homeopathy challenge rejected by High Court

A LEGAL challenge by the British Homeopathic Association to overturn plans to no longer routinely fund homeopathy on the NHS has been rejected by the High Court.

  • 18 June 2018
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Clear guidance needed on gross negligence manslaughter

A POLICY review has called for the establishment of a working group to set out a “clear explanatory statement” of the law on gross negligence manslaughter.

  • 13 June 2018
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