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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).

  • 16 July 2021
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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.

  • 16 July 2021
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Action needed to improve maternity services in England

A "LANDMARK" report highlights understaffing and a persistent "culture of blame" in maternity services in England.

  • 16 July 2021
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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).

  • 12 July 2021
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Emphasis on psychological impact of acne

NEW NICE guidance emphasises the importance of supporting the mental health of individuals severely affected by acne.

  • 12 July 2021
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NICE publishes guidance on shared decision-making

GUIDANCE on effective shared decision-making in healthcare has been published by NICE.

  • 25 June 2021
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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.

  • 25 June 2021
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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.

  • 24 June 2021
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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.

  • 24 June 2021
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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.

  • 24 June 2021
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