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Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK
THE first Covid-19 vaccine for the UK has been approved by independent medicines regulator the MHRA.
Inappropriate use of DNRs during pandemic, CQC finds
HEALTHCARE teams struggling to cope early in the coronavirus pandemic made “inappropriate” use of do not resuscitate orders, an interim report from the CQC has found.
Covid-19 brings rise in antibiotic prescribing by dental practices
ANTIBIOTIC prescribing by dentists in England between April to July 2020 was 25 per cent higher than the same period in 2019, with a peak in June 2020, according to data analysed by researchers at the University of Manchester.
Majority of GPs struggling to provide sufficient level of care
MORE than 80 per cent of GPs have struggled to provide a patient with a sufficient level of care in 2020, according to new figures from the General Medical Council.
RCGP calls for suspension of GP appraisal
THE Royal College of GPs governing council has passed a motion calling for suspension of GP appraisal for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Call to “lock in” bureaucracy busting measures
A NEW drive to empower frontline NHS staff by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and “locking in positive change” seen during the Covid-19 pandemic has been announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock.
Investigation highlights delayed interventions during labour
DELAYS in crucial interventions during labour were a contributory factor in 14.9 per cent of the 289 maternity investigations into intrapartum stillbirths, neonatal deaths and potential severe brain injuries, according to an investigation report by Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSCIB).
New HIV diagnoses in gay men at 20-year low
HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men in 2019 outnumbered new diagnoses in heterosexual adults by only 100 cases, according new report by Public Health England.
Covert recording in a time of Covid
The increase in remote telephone and video consultations due to the pandemic has made it easier for patients to record consultations. Is this something that should worry clinicians?
...A review of the patient records reveals that Dr F had noted that there might be a file fragment lodged in the mesial canal and she includes a reminder to undertake a periapical radiograph at the next visit but there is no record that this was done...