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Dementia cases set to triple worldwide by 2050

AN estimated 153 million adults worldwide are expected to be living with dementia by 2050 compared to 57 million in 2019, according to research published in The Lancet Public Health.

  • 12 January 2022
  • News

Beyond what's reasonable

...Ms H shouts and swears at the receptionist in front of other patients. The practice owner comes out to the waiting area and informs Ms H that her behaviour is totally unacceptable...

  • 23 December 2021
  • Case study

Need a dentist, then why ask a doctor?

A common dilemma faced by GP practices in the busy holiday season is whether to treat patients who present with dental problems. Here are some points to consider.

  • 23 December 2021
  • Risk alert

Record weekend for Covid-19 vaccinations

MORE than 1.5 million booster jabs were administered last weekend (December 18 and 19) by the NHS in England, which was a record for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

  • 21 December 2021
  • News

November sees record demand in NHS England

NHS staff in England last month answered the highest number of 999 calls for any November on record, according to latest figures.

  • 16 December 2021
  • News

Stark decline in access to NHS dental care

FOUR in five people report struggling to access NHS dental care, including emergency treatment, according to analysis of feedback to Healthwatch.

  • 15 December 2021
  • News

Emergency backlog

..Mr V states he “knows for a fact” that other dental surgeries are clearing their backlogs and providing routine appointments - and he is “extremely unhappy”...

  • 30 November 2021
  • Case study

Ensuring safe handovers between primary and secondary care

Handover of patient care is a common area of risk which is magnified when transferring between primary and secondary care services.

  • 30 November 2021
  • Risk alert

Waiting list for scans grows

THE number of patients facing long waits for scans in England is steadily increasing month-on-month, according to figures published by NHS England.

  • 30 November 2021
  • News

Delays in emergency treatment pose “acute patient safety” risk

NEARLY two thirds of A&Es across the UK had ambulances waiting to transfer patients every day, according to a snap survey conducted in November by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM).

  • 29 November 2021
  • News

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