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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Improved reporting for adverse drug reactions
REPORTING adverse drug reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme has been made easier thanks to a technology update.
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.
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).
BMA surveys members on assisted dying stance
The BMA has launched a survey among members to re-examine its stance on assisted dying.
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.