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A&E attendance highest among poor amidst growing strain on hospitals

TWICE as many patients in England attended A&E from the 10 per cent of the population living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived 10 per cent in 2018-19, according to figures released by NHS Digital.

UK cancer survival improves but less so in international comparison

CANCER survival rates have improved but the UK still lags behind other high-income countries, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology.

  • 13 September 2019
  • News

Guidance on reflective practice for medical students

NEW guidance to support medical students in developing skills as reflective practitioners has been published by GMC and the Medical Schools Council (MSC).

  • 13 September 2019
  • News

HRT still a matter of balancing risk

A NEW Lancet study showing a small increased risk of breast cancer with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is in keeping with existing NICE guidance on the treatment of menopausal symptoms, according to both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Menopause Society.

  • 04 September 2019
  • News

Europe loses ground in effort to eliminate measles

A "DRAMATIC RESURGENCE" of measles continues to threaten the health of susceptible individuals in Europe, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • 29 August 2019
  • News

Government looks to AI to improve NHS efficiency

A NEW National Artificial Intelligence Lab will be established to work on some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, including earlier cancer detection, new dementia treatments and more personalised care, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.

  • 29 August 2019
  • News

Employer rating sites

WEBSITES that encourage employees to review a former (or current) workplace may be useful for job seekers – but for healthcare professionals there are risks in posting on such sites.

  • 28 August 2019
  • Risk alert

Noisy child

...The practice receives a short angry note from Ms L complaining that Dr T had “manhandled” her son...

  • 28 August 2019
  • Case study

Action urged to improve vaccination uptake

ONE in seven five year olds in England may not be fully up-to-date with routine immunisations, according to Public Health England (PHE).

  • 26 August 2019
  • News

Safeguarding audits

Some adults may be unclear, unrealistic or ambivalent about their personal circumstances and it is incumbent upon healthcare professionals to work with those adults to understand what “being safe” means to them, and how that can be best achieved.