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Caution urged in fluoroquinolone antibiotic prescribing
REPORTS of rare disabling and potentially irreversible adverse reactions associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics have prompted the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to issue an alert.
Call for action on postcode lottery of child dental decay
GOVERNMENT is being urged to tackle deep-seated oral health inequalities which have left young children in deprived parts of England more than five times more likely to face hospital dental extractions than the national average.
UK bottom of the list in oral health education
THE UK has been ranked at the bottom of a global league table according to how well schools educate children about their oral health.
NHS trusts struggling to engage with bereaved families
GOOD progress is being made by some NHS hospital trusts in England in learning from deaths, although some are struggling to improve engagement with bereaved families and carers.
NHS sees further drop in public satisfaction
PUBLIC satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey.
UK cancer care suffers with staff shortages
A SHORTAGE of clinical oncologists threatens future cancer care in the UK.
RCP now neutral on assisted dying
THE Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has adopted a neutral position on assisted dying following a survey of its UK fellows and members.
GP "gatekeeping" offers mixed benefits
A STUDY looking at GPs as gatekeepers to specialty care has concluded that this is associated with lower healthcare use and expenditure and better quality of care, but also lower patient satisfaction.
Fresh push to bring back GPs
A NEW campaign designed to persuade hundreds of doctors to return to general practice is being launched this week.
Gender reassignment should be initiated in specialist care
GENDER reassignment is a specialist area of medicine and treatment should be initiated in specialist care, says the Royal College of GPs.