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Charity calls for improved early diagnosis of meningitis

ALMOST a third (30 per cent) of young babies with bacterial meningitis receive inappropriate early treatment which delays parents seeking further help, according to report from the Meningitis Research Foundation.

  • 28 September 2018
  • News

Guidance on global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases

AN implementation plan for a new global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions has been devised by a working group of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP).

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

Mixed success in reducing child tooth decay

HOSPITAL admissions in England for tooth decay in children aged 5-9 have increased for the second consecutive year but have dropped among ages 1-4 years and 10-14 years.

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

Practice-based pharmacists prove a benefit

A STUDY has found that specialist clinical pharmacists working with 16 urban practices halved GP time spent on key prescribing activities.

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

Sepsis awareness increase in Scotland

AWARENESS of sepsis and its symptoms has shown small increases in Scotland following a national campaign.

  • 18 September 2018
  • News

Enhanced flu vaccine this winter

A NEW "adjuvanted" flu vaccine will be available in England this winter for those aged 65 and over and other at-risk groups.

  • 14 September 2018
  • News

GMC provides guidance on reflective practice

REFLECTIVE notes do not need to capture full factual details of an experience but should focus on learning or actions taken from a case or situation, says GMC guidance published to reassure registrants in light of the Bawa-Garba case.

  • 12 September 2018
  • News

“Write directly to patients”, doctors advised

HOSPITAL doctors should avoid medical jargon and write outpatient clinic letters in plain English directly to patients, rather than to GPs.

  • 11 September 2018
  • News

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