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Dentistry ranks high among occupations with potential for exposure to coronavirus

DENTAL practitioners, nurses and technicians are among the top ten occupations with the highest potential for exposure to the coronavirus, according to analysis published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • 13 May 2020
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Dentists urged to resist pressure to overprescribe antibiotics

A JOINT letter from UK dental organisations is urging dentists to follow guidance on appropriate antibiotic prescribing, even with changes in standard operating procedures to reduce face-to-face contact.

  • 13 May 2020
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Delay in Government response to the Paterson Inquiry

THE Government has announced that its formal written response to the Paterson Inquiry will be delayed due to "diverted resources" in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

  • 30 April 2020
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Review to track ethnicity in COVID-19 cases

A GOVERNMENT review into the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities must be informed by real-time data collection, says the BMA.

  • 29 April 2020
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PPE guidance for NHS teams

GUIDANCE on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in medical and dental care has been published by clinical leaders across the UK.

  • 28 April 2020
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Concern over patients avoiding emergency care

RECORD low attendances at emergency departments in England over the month of March have led to concerns that people with serious health problems are not seeking emergency care out of fear of COVID-19.

  • 15 April 2020
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Follow NICE guidelines on managing severe breathlessness in COVID-19

THE GMC has released a statement encouraging doctors to follow NICE guidance on the use of an opioid-benzodiazepine combination for patients with coronavirus who are suffering moderate to severe breathlessness.

  • 15 April 2020
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Maintain national immunisation programmes

IT is crucial to maintain national immunisation programmes “where safely and practicably possible” during the coronavirus outbreak, says the Scottish Government.

  • 15 April 2020
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Mental health hotline for medics dealing with COVID-19

A HOTLINE has been launched offering psychological and other support for NHS staff dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

  • 14 April 2020
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Ethical guidance in treating COVID-19 patients

NEW guidance on ethical decision-making in the management of COVID-19 has been published by the office of the CMO in Scotland.

  • 14 April 2020
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