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NHS staff encouraged to use email
HEALTH and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock wants the NHS to stop relying on pen and paper use more secure forms of digital communication instead such as email.
GDC sets out revised principles for specialist listing
A CONSULTATION on the fundamental principles governing the GDC’s approach to specialist listing is now underway.
Improved wellbeing support for NHS staff
THE Government has set out a commitment to provide better mental health and wellbeing support to NHS staff in England, including a dedicated service giving confidential advice and help 24 hours a day.
Updated guidance on antibiotic prescribing for pneumonia
NICE and Public Health England have published two draft guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing for pneumonia to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.
NHS told to phase out pagers
HOSPITALS in England must phase out pagers by the end of 2021, as the health and social care secretary pushes ahead with his campaign against outdated technology.
Staff training key to a digital NHS future
HEALTHCARE staff should be trained in emerging technologies such as genomics, digital medicine and artificial intelligence to ensure the NHS is equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.
GP practices to hire 20,000 support staff as part of new five-year contract
GP practices in England will be given funding for 20,000 health professionals to help relieve workload pressures as part of a new multi-billion pound contract deal.
Updated audit tool for dental antimicrobial prescribing
AN updated version of a dental antimicrobial prescribing self-audit tool has been published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) and British Dental Association to coincide with the launch of the government’s 5-Year Action Plan and 20-Year Vision for reducing antimicrobial resistance.
Higher death risk for patients who miss GP appointments
PATIENTS with long-term health conditions who miss GP appointments are at greater risk of premature death, according to new research.
Alzheimer’s link shows oral health not “optional extra”
A KEY pathogen in gum disease has been identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients and has been implicated in the development of the condition.