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Nearly a quarter fewer cigarettes smoked in England
AROUND 1.4 billion fewer cigarettes are being smoked in England every year, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK.
Government looks to AI to improve NHS efficiency
A NEW National Artificial Intelligence Lab will be established to work on some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, including earlier cancer detection, new dementia treatments and more personalised care, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.
Action urged to improve vaccination uptake
ONE in seven five year olds in England may not be fully up-to-date with routine immunisations, according to Public Health England (PHE).
Call to make schools sugar-free
SCHOOLS in England should be encouraged to go sugar-free in a bid to tackle worrying levels of child tooth decay.
Majority of Brits think A&E overused
OVER 85 per cent of the UK population believe that A&E services are overused, while just over half agree that it is hard to get an appointment with a GP, according research carried out by The National Centre for Social Research.
New GMC assessment centre for overseas doctors
OVERSEAS doctors wanting to practice in the UK will now undergo a "rigorous half-day assessment" of practical skills at a new £2.5m GMC test centre in Manchester.
Wider use of cannabis-based medicinal products not justified
WIDER use of cannabis-based medicinal products cannot currently be justified due to a lack of robust evidence for clinical effectiveness, says NICE in new draft guidance.
Asthma deaths soar
DEATHS from asthma attacks in England and Wales have increased by a third in the last decade, according to data from The Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Dental care for diabetics
A NEW commissioning standard on dental care for patients with diabetes has been published by NHS England and the office of the chief dental officer (CDO).
Free Dental Companion app
A NEW Dental Companion app has been launched by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP), offering a convenient means of accessing evidence-based dental clinical guidance.