Stress levels among UK GPs highest compared to similar countries
AN international survey has found that GPs in the UK report the highest stress and lowest job satisfaction levels in comparison to GPs from nine other high-income countries.
No improvement in tooth decay among five-year-olds in England
TOOTH decay in five-year-old children in England showed no improvement over the three-year period to 2022, according to a government survey.
Specialist list curricula updated by GDC
NEW curricula setting out the knowledge and skills dentists need in order to use the title of specialist have been published by the General Dental Council.
Large attainment gap for ethnic minority trainee doctors
TRAINEE doctors from ethnic minority groups are still achieving much poorer outcomes than their white colleagues, according to a new report highlighting persistent inequalities in medical education.
Digital mental health therapies offer promise of wider access
DIGITALLY enabled therapies offering wider access to NHS mental health services for patients with depression and anxiety disorders have been conditionally recommended by NICE in new draft guidance.
New clinical statements address pneumonia in people with learning disability
HIGH morbidity and mortality in aspiration and community acquired pneumonia among patients with learning disability and autism has prompted publication of two new guidance statements from the British Thoracic Society (BTS).
NHS plan to further reduce opioid prescribing
OPIOID painkiller prescriptions in England have fallen by 8 per cent in the last three years according to NHS data released with publication of a new action plan to “crack down” on the overuse of potentially-addictive medicines.