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Study highlights mucocutaneous signs of COVID-19
ORAL lesions and skin rashes are an “important” manifestation of COVID-19, according to evidence published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Anticipatory care planning for dementia patients during pandemic
NHS Scotland has published guidance to aid GP practices in conducting anticipatory care planning conversations with dementia patients and their carers living in the community during COVID-19.
Fears over rising GP workload
GP APPOINTMENTS in England are rising steadily, putting practices under increasing pressure, according to the BMA.
Stronger warnings on opioids
WARNINGS over the risk of dependence and addiction in opioid medicines are to be toughened up, the regulator MHRA has announced.
Rapid review on dental APGs published by SDCEP
A NEW report on aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) and fallow time with recommendations to "move forward in a clear and coordinated way" has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
GMC advice on fitness to practise during COVID
THE impact of social distancing, staff shortages and working outside of normal practice should all be considered by General Medical Council staff investigating complaints against doctors.
Predictable rise in bowel cancer referral waits
THE number of patients in England waiting longer than six weeks for tests to diagnose bowel cancer has risen by 60 per cent during the pandemic, according to NHS figures.
RCGP supports weekly testing of NHS staff
WEEKLY coronavirus testing of NHS staff on a voluntary basis would be “sensible” says the Royal College of GPs.
Treatment services needed for COVID post-viral syndrome
THE RCGP is calling for quick and easy access to appropriate diagnostic tools and rehabilitation services in the community for patients facing the long-term health effects of COVID-19.