NHS England to offer more choice to cut waiting lists
PATIENTS in England will be encouraged to choose where they receive NHS care under new Government plans to help cut waiting lists.
Report uncovers "sickening" level of sexual abuse against NHS staff
MORE than 35,000 sexual safety incidents were reported to NHS trusts in England between 2017 and 2022, with 62 per cent affecting staff.
Dental professional numbers stable and FtP cases down in 2022
THE numbers of registered dental professionals in the UK remained stable in 2022 with a 0.6 per cent increase compared to 2021, according to statistics published by the General Dental Council.
Home testing kits for hepatitis C
PATIENTS in England at risk from hepatitis C will now be able to order self-testing kits.
GDC triples exam places for overseas candidates
THE General Dental Council will triple the number of places (to 600) for the August 2023 sitting of the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) Part 1 in response to growing demand.
Children in England missing one-year dental check-up
OVER 6.5 million children in England were not seen by an NHS dentist in the year to June 2022, according to figures published by the Liberal Democrats.
Scotland withdraws guidance on the extended use of face coverings
SCOTTISH Government has announced the withdrawal of guidance on the extended use of face coverings in health and social care settings.
More sunny weather raises skin cancer risk
OVER half (56 per cent) of young people (age 18 to 34) in the UK reported at least one case of sunburn in 2022, increasing the risk of future skin cancer.
Improved emergency waiting times "promising"
THE number of patients spending 12-hours or more in emergency departments from time of arrival fell by 30.5 per cent from March to April 2023, according to statistics from NHS England.
NHS England pledge to improve GP access
NHS England plans to train 6,500 ‘care navigators’ to make general practices more efficient at dealing with a growing volume of patient contacts.