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Physicians express concern over treatment delays in pandemic

A SIGNIFICANT majority of physicians (60 per cent) are concerned for patients under their care who might have suffered harm or complications following diagnosis or treatment delays during the pandemic, according to a July survey conducted by the Royal College of Physicians London.

  • 05 August 2020
  • News

NICE promotes flexible arrangements in elective and planned procedures during pandemic

NEW NICE guidance regarding elective treatment and diagnostic procedures promotes a balanced approach to risks associated with COVID-19 to avoid potential harm that could arise from delays.

  • 31 July 2020
  • News

Two-thirds of GP consultations conducted remotely by telephone or video

A SURVEY of 829 GPs conducted by the Royal College of GPs across the UK has found that that 61 per cent of GP appointments were conducted by telephone and four per cent online via video.

  • 31 July 2020
  • News

NHS plan to boost wellbeing and slash red tape

A NEW NHS strategy aims to improve staff wellbeing and slash red tape.

  • 30 July 2020
  • News

GPs predict long-term COVID consequences

GENERAL practice is preparing for an influx of post-COVID patients who will require long-term treatment and support.

  • 28 July 2020
  • News

Remote GP services should not become the norm

GENERAL practice post-lockdown must offer a range of access options or risk isolating some patients, says the chair of the Royal College of GPs.

  • 15 July 2020
  • News

NHS faces daunting backlog in non-COVID treatment

OVER a million planned operations and treatments and over 20,000 cancer treatments in England have been cancelled or delayed between April and the end of June due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to research published by the BMA.

  • 13 July 2020
  • News

Lockdown takes significant mental health toll

NEARLY a fifth of people reported having thoughts of self-harm or suicide during the first month of lockdown but less than half of those received mental health support, according to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

  • 13 July 2020
  • News

GMC sets out plans for regulation of physician and anaesthesia associates

THE GMC has set out its plans for undertaking regulation of physician associates (PAs) and anaesthesia associates (AAs) starting in 2021.

  • 30 June 2020
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EM clinicians report inadequate infection control

NEARLY half of emergency care clinicians believe the layout of their department is not safe enough for adequate infection control for coronavirus, according to a survey conducted by Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

  • 30 June 2020
  • News

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