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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.

  • 28 January 2019
  • News

Government launches action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance

A NEW government plan aims to cut drug-resistant microbial infections by 10 per cent before 2025.

  • 25 January 2019
  • News

“Fake news” impacting vaccination rates

AROUND 50 per cent of parents with children under age five are exposed to negative messages on social media about the use of vaccines, according to research commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health.

  • 25 January 2019
  • News

High antibiotic prescribing correlated to general prescribing

GP practices prescribing high levels of antibiotics tend also to prescribe more medicines in general, according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice.

  • 15 January 2019
  • News

Pledge to shake up GP IT

OUTDATED and frustrating IT systems in GP practices in England will be replaced with modern technology as part of widespread changes announced by the health and social care secretary.

  • 15 January 2019
  • News

Confidentiality a common worry in GP premises

PRIVACY at reception is a common concern among GP patients, according to a new report by the Patients Association on practice premises in England.

Clinical trial for cancer breath test

A CLINICAL trial has begun on a breath test to detect certain cancers at an early stage.

  • 04 January 2019
  • News

Missed GP appointments cost £216m per year

DNAs (did not attends) account for over 15 million general practice appointments each year in England.

  • 04 January 2019
  • News

Desktop guide to medicinal cannabis

Practical advice on the availability and use of medicinal cannabis has been published by the RCGP.

  • 20 December 2018
  • News

NHS staff struggle with volume of safety guidance

A REPORT looking at 'never events' in 18 hospital trusts in England found that staff struggle to cope with large volumes of safety guidance, with little time and space to implement guidance effectively.

  • 20 December 2018
  • News