Stark figures on dental treatment in England
THE proportion of children seen by an NHS dentist in England fell by nearly 36 per cent in the year following the first lockdown, according to statistics from NHS England.
Blood clot risk higher with Covid-19 than vaccination
VACCINATION for Covid-19 poses much less risk of blood clotting than the virus itself, according to research published in the BMJ.
Sexism still widespread in UK medicine
WOMEN doctors in the UK still endure widespread sexism in the profession, with 91 per cent experiencing it at work and 42 per cent feeling unable to report it, according to a report published by the BMA.
GPs urged to reduce tests amidst blood tube shortage
GPs in England are being urged to delay non-urgent blood tests in response to a global shortage of collection tubes.
More GPs needed to reduce stress on services
A BMA campaign has been launched encouraging the public to support calls for greater investment in general practice to increase the number of GPs and improve facilities.
Dentists’ mental health hit by pandemic
MORE than a quarter of dentists in Scotland reported “significant depressive” symptoms during the pandemic, according to a new survey.
Free dental care in Scotland for those under 26
PEOPLE aged under 26 are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment.
Smoking-related cancer higher in lower income groups
NEARLY twice as many cases of cancer in England have been linked to smoking in the lowest income group compared to the highest, according recent data from Cancer Research UK.
Worrying level of abuse directed at healthcare staff
A BMA survey has found that over a third of doctors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have suffered recent abuse from patients or those close to them.
Faculty joins new College of Dentistry
THE Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has celebrated a landmark moment as it officially joined the new College of General Dentistry (CGD).