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Majority of Brits think A&E overused
OVER 85 per cent of the UK population believe that A&E services are overused, while just over half agree that it is hard to get an appointment with a GP, according research carried out by The National Centre for Social Research.
New GMC assessment centre for overseas doctors
OVERSEAS doctors wanting to practice in the UK will now undergo a "rigorous half-day assessment" of practical skills at a new £2.5m GMC test centre in Manchester.
Wider use of cannabis-based medicinal products not justified
WIDER use of cannabis-based medicinal products cannot currently be justified due to a lack of robust evidence for clinical effectiveness, says NICE in new draft guidance.
Asthma deaths soar
DEATHS from asthma attacks in England and Wales have increased by a third in the last decade, according to data from The Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Dental care for diabetics
A NEW commissioning standard on dental care for patients with diabetes has been published by NHS England and the office of the chief dental officer (CDO).
Free Dental Companion app
A NEW Dental Companion app has been launched by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP), offering a convenient means of accessing evidence-based dental clinical guidance.
No-deal Brexit plans
HEALTH and social care staff in England have been sent details of ongoing preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
GP antibiotic prescribing reduced and more selective
ANTIBIOTIC prescribing by general medical practices in England has reduced and become more selective according to a study published on BMJ Open.
One in 20 patients exposed to preventable harm
AROUND one in 20 patients are exposed to preventable harm in medical care, with as many as 15 per cent of these cases involving severe harm or death.
Patients to be referred to pharmacists for minor conditions
PATIENTS in England are to be offered same-day pharmacy appointments for minor conditions in order to ease pressure on the wider NHS.