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EM clinicians report inadequate infection control
NEARLY half of emergency care clinicians believe the layout of their department is not safe enough for adequate infection control for coronavirus, according to a survey conducted by Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
Over two thirds of vulnerable patients following shielding advice
OUT of 2.2 million clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people in the UK, 63 per cent report that they are completely following shielding guidance to avoid COVID-19, according to analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Phone consultations have “negative impact on care”
MORE than a third of doctors who have taken up phone consultations with patients throughout the pandemic said it has had a negative impact on the care they are able to provide.
Health services will take over a year to return to full capacity
ALMOST half of UK physician specialties expect to be working at less than previous pre-COVID activity levels for at least 12 months or more, according to the The Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
Download new guide to periodontal disease classification
A NEW global periodontal disease classification has been published highlighting the critical role of prevention and management of gingivitis.
GMC sets out plans for regulation of physician and anaesthesia associates
THE GMC has set out its plans for undertaking regulation of physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs) starting in 2021.
Same-day COVID tests key to restoring surgery
DOCTORS need access to same-day coronavirus testing in order to safely restore elective surgery.
DCPs reassured over annual renewal shortfall
DENTAL care professionals must submit their annual renewal to the General Dental Council by July 31 – even if they have a shortfall in CPD.
GPs taking on secondary care workload
GPs are providing an increasing number of tests and treatments during the pandemic that would normally be carried out in hospital settings.
Inflammatory bowel disease dementia risk
INFLAMMATORY bowel disease is linked to an increased risk of dementia, new research suggests.