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Tenth of prescriptions in England “inappropriate”
AN estimated 10 per cent of items dispensed in primary care are "overprescribed", with 15 per cent of people taking five or more medicines a day, according a Government-commissioned review.
ONS data shows risk of Covid death lower for vaccinated
RISK of death involving Covid-19 has been found to be consistently lower for people who received two vaccinations compared to one or no vaccination, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Advice issued on topical steroid withdrawal reactions
PATIENTS using topical steroid for long-periods of time can suffer severe skin withdrawal symptoms and should take advice from a healthcare professional, says the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Dentists can now pay ARF by instalments
DENTISTS can now sign up to pay their annual retention fee by instalments, the General Dental Council has announced.
Vaccinations required for all NHS staff entering a care home
ALL NHS staff entering a CQC-regulated care home in England on or after 11 November must provide evidence that they have had two doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine or are exempt.
Stark figures on dental treatment in England
THE proportion of children seen by an NHS dentist in England fell by nearly 36 per cent in the year following the first lockdown, according to statistics from NHS England.
Blood clot risk higher with Covid-19 than vaccination
VACCINATION for Covid-19 poses much less risk of blood clotting than the virus itself, according to research published in the BMJ.
Sexism still widespread in UK medicine
WOMEN doctors in the UK still endure widespread sexism in the profession, with 91 per cent experiencing it at work and 42 per cent feeling unable to report it, according to a report published by the BMA.
GPs urged to reduce tests amidst blood tube shortage
GPs in England are being urged to delay non-urgent blood tests in response to a global shortage of collection tubes.
More GPs needed to reduce stress on services
A BMA campaign has been launched encouraging the public to support calls for greater investment in general practice to increase the number of GPs and improve facilities.