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Patients to be referred to pharmacists for minor conditions

PATIENTS in England are to be offered same-day pharmacy appointments for minor conditions in order to ease pressure on the wider NHS.

  • 30 July 2019
  • News

Clarity for GPs on firearms licensing

GPs will not be held legally responsible for judging whether someone is suitable to possess a firearm or shotgun certificate, according to proposed new government guidance.

  • 29 July 2019
  • News

GDC seeks views on future development of CPD

THE short and long-term future of professional learning and development in dentistry is the subject of new discussion document on which the GDC is seeking views.

  • 26 July 2019
  • News

NHS looks to Alexa to deliver health advice

NHS patients may soon have improved access to health information via voice-assisted technology being developed in collaboration with Amazon.

  • 25 July 2019
  • News

GMC appointed regulator for associate roles

THE General Medical Council will become the regulator for physician associates and anaesthesia associates, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.

  • 23 July 2019
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FGDP(UK) welcomes compulsory oral health education

ORAL health will be included in new statutory guidance on health education for schools in England.

  • 23 July 2019
  • News

Treat suspected Lyme disease without delay

PATIENTS presenting with erythema migrans or the characteristic bull’s eye rash associated with Lyme disease should be diagnosed and treated with antibiotics without delay, says NICE.

  • 23 July 2019
  • News

Call for “dental revolution” in care homes

CALLS have been made for a “dental revolution” in care homes in England after a survey found more than half do not have oral health plans in place for residents.

  • 27 June 2019
  • News

Inpatient satisfaction high but improvement has stalled

MOST inpatients in hospitals in England have confidence and trust in the doctors and nurses treating them but overall improvement has stalled, according to findings from an annual CQC survey.

  • 27 June 2019
  • News

MHA code of practice not being used as intended

HEALTHCARE providers and staff are not using the Mental Health Act (MHA) code of practice as intended due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the statutory guidance, according to a new report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

  • 27 June 2019
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