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Pre-school vaccination rates disappointing
NHS England has missed the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) performance standard for the uptake of nearly all pre-school vaccinations in England in 2018-19, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Report highlights electronic prescribing risks
ELECTRONIC medication systems can put patient safety at risk if not properly implemented, according the findings of an investigation report by the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB).
Dental faculty guidance goes online
KEY guidance for dentists and their teams has been made available for free online.
Record numbers beating breast cancer in the UK
THE death rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer has fallen by 44 per cent over the past 30 years, new figures have revealed.
National academy to boost social prescribing
A NEW organisation is being set up to promote social prescribing in England and will be headed by outgoing RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard.
Mental health scheme for doctors and dentists extended
A SCHEME providing 24/7 mental health support to NHS doctors and dentists has been rolled out across England.
GDC reduces annual retention fee
THE GDC has announced a reduction in its annual retention fee (ARF).
Rise in antidepressant use in over-65s
A RECENT study has revealed a significant increase in antidepressant use over two decades in people aged 65 and older.
NHS whistleblower support scheme extended
A SCHEME to provide NHS whistleblowers with practical support is to be rolled out across England following successful pilots.
E-cigarette use continues to rise in UK
VAPING has risen by 12.5 per cent with now 3.6 million users in the UK (7.1 per cent of the population) compared to 7.2 million smokers, according to statistics published by Action on Smoking and Health.