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Predictable rise in bowel cancer referral waits
THE number of patients in England waiting longer than six weeks for tests to diagnose bowel cancer has risen by 60 per cent during the pandemic, according to NHS figures.
Pharmacy worker mocked for hearing loss wins tribunal claim
A PHARMACY worker mocked by colleagues about her hearing and memory loss was the victim of age discrimination, a tribunal has found.
Furlough changes for September
EMPLOYERS will now only receive a 70 per cent contribution from the government for employees on furlough.
HR Alert: Employee in quarantine
WHAT should practices do if an employee must quarantine for 14 days?
Treatment services needed for COVID post-viral syndrome
THE RCGP is calling for quick and easy access to appropriate diagnostic tools and rehabilitation services in the community for patients facing the long-term health effects of COVID-19.
RCGP supports weekly testing of NHS staff
WEEKLY coronavirus testing of NHS staff on a voluntary basis would be “sensible” says the Royal College of GPs.
Good record keeping essential with remote consulting
MDDUS has seen a rise in calls from members concerned about treating patients safely in remote consultations. One way to manage risk is to ensure that record keeping is clear, sufficiently detailed, accurate and contemporaneous.
Research links obesity with higher risk of COVID-19 complications
RESEARCH has confirmed that obese patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of admission to intensive care units and death from the virus.
Melanoma deaths surged over last few decades
DEATHS from melanoma have increased dramatically in the UK, with rates more than doubling in since the 1970s, according to figures released by Cancer Research UK.
Survey exposes national radiologist shortage
ALMOST 2,000 radiologist posts are currently unfilled across the UK with national vacancy rates averaging at 33 per cent, according to a new workforce report.