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Two-thirds of GP consultations conducted remotely by telephone or video
A SURVEY of 829 GPs conducted by the Royal College of GPs across the UK has found that that 61 per cent of GP appointments were conducted by telephone and four per cent online via video.
NICE promotes flexible arrangements in elective and planned procedures during pandemic
NEW NICE guidance regarding elective treatment and diagnostic procedures promotes a balanced approach to risks associated with COVID-19 to avoid potential harm that could arise from delays.
NHS plan to boost wellbeing and slash red tape
A NEW NHS strategy aims to improve staff wellbeing and slash red tape.
Dentists must use judgement in “unfamiliar territory”, GDC says
DENTISTS must use their professional judgement when reopening practices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Dental Council has said.
GPs predict long-term COVID consequences
GENERAL practice is preparing for an influx of post-COVID patients who will require long-term treatment and support.
Remote GP services should not become the norm
GENERAL practice post-lockdown must offer a range of access options or risk isolating some patients, says the chair of the Royal College of GPs.
GDC prepared to be flexible on CPD
THE GDC has stated that dental professionals with a shortfall in required CPD at the end of this month will not be penalised if attributable to difficulties related to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lockdown takes significant mental health toll
NEARLY a fifth of people reported having thoughts of self-harm or suicide during the first month of lockdown but less than half of those received mental health support, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
NHS faces daunting backlog in non-COVID treatment
OVER a million planned operations and treatments and over 20,000 cancer treatments in England have been cancelled or delayed between April and the end of June due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to research published by the BMA.