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Pharmacy referral service to prevent hospital readmission

HOSPITALS in England will be able to digitally refer newly discharged patients to community pharmacists for extra guidance around new prescribed medicines.

  • 24 February 2020
  • News

Scotland acts to make coronavirus notifiable

NEW regulations have come into effect in Scotland making coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a notifiable disease and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) a notifiable organism.

  • 24 February 2020
  • News

GDC fires warning shot on DIY braces

COMPANIES offering so-called do-it-yourself braces over the internet have been warned by the General Dental Council that they could face prosecution for illegal practice.

  • 24 February 2020
  • News

Illegal teeth whitening “running rampant” across UK

ILLEGAL teeth whitening is “running rampant” across the UK and the public must be alert to the risks.

  • 21 February 2020
  • News

More than a quarter of NHS staff abused by patients

MORE than a quarter of NHS workers in England have been harassed, bullied or abused by patients and members of the public, new figures show.

  • 20 February 2020
  • News

Improved reporting for adverse drug reactions

REPORTING adverse drug reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme has been made easier thanks to a technology update.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

ED performance in Scotland worst on record

EMERGENCY departments across Scotland clocked the worst monthly four-hour performance on record in December 2019, according to figures released by Scottish Government.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Covid-19 patient management flowchart

A FLOW chart to help clinicians manage suspected cases of Covid-19 acute respiratory disease has been published by Public Health England (PHE).

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

BMA surveys members on assisted dying stance

The BMA has launched a survey among members to re-examine its stance on assisted dying.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Smartphone apps to detect skin cancer found unreliable

SMARTPHONE apps used to assess suspicious skin lesions cannot be relied upon to detect melanomas and other skin cancers, according to a study published in the BMJ.

  • 12 February 2020
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