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Urgent improvement needed in NHS radiology systems
A REPORT calling for Government and hospital trusts to prioritise improvements to NHS radiology IT systems and alerts processes has been welcomed by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Severity of skin disease linked to socioeconomic status
LOW income is associated with increased severity in a range of skin conditions, including psoriasis and melanoma, according to a paper recently presented at the annual meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists.
Action needed to improve maternity services in England
A "LANDMARK" report highlights understaffing and a persistent "culture of blame" in maternity services in England.
Patient satisfaction in general practice remains high
A MAJORITY of patients in England (83 per cent) have rated their overall experience of general practice as very or fairly good in 2021 despite the challenges of Covid-19 – an increase on 2020 (82 per cent).
Emphasis on psychological impact of acne
NEW NICE guidance emphasises the importance of supporting the mental health of individuals severely affected by acne.
NICE publishes guidance on shared decision-making
GUIDANCE on effective shared decision-making in healthcare has been published by NICE.
Consultation on mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for NHS staff
THE UK Government will launch a public consultation on whether or not to make Covid-19 and flu vaccination a condition of deployment in healthcare settings in England.
Drop in cancer referrals in Wales
OVER 40 per cent of people in Wales experiencing possible cancer symptoms in the first wave of the pandemic did not contact their GP, according to a survey conducted by Cardiff University and Cancer Research UK.
Hospital waiting list in England hits five million
NEW NHS figures show that the waiting list for hospital treatment in England has surpassed five million for the first time since records began in 2007.
Long Covid may be widespread
OVER two million people with Covid-19 in England are thought to have had one or more enduring symptoms, according to findings from Government-funded REACT-2 studies.