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100-fold increase in number awaiting elective hospital treatment
THE Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 100-fold increase in the number of people waiting over a year for elective hospital treatment in England, according to figures for September published by the NHS.
BDA urges action on service in "crisis"
OVER 14.5 million fewer dental treatments were delivered in England between the March lockdown and September compared to the same period last year and 70 per cent of practices are now operating at less than half their pre-pandemic capacity, according to the British Dental Association.
Corridor care returns in EDs
THE number of patients waiting on trolleys in emergency departments in England increased by 50 per cent in October, with patients waiting longer than 12 hours from decision to admission having quadrupled from September 2020.
Oral cancer still on the rise
ORAL cancer diagnoses in the UK have increased by 97 per cent since 2000, according to a report from the Oral Health Foundation.
Domestic abuse and remote consulting
HOUSEHOLD isolation measures during the pandemic have increased risks for those under threat from domestic abuse. A majority of clinical interactions now being undertaken remotely means reduced opportunities to recognise and act on cases. What can you do to help potential victims?
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Urgent action needed in A&E crowding
HALF of UK emergency departments are caring for patients in corridors due to overwhelming demand, a survey by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has found.
Fears of a further surge in mental health problems among children
THE proportion of children experiencing a "probable" mental disorder has increased over the past three years from around 11 per cent to 17 per cent in July 2020, according to report published by NHS Digital.
Revised guidance on radiation protection in dental practice
UPDATED guidance on radiation protection in dental practice has been published by The Faculty of General Dental Practice and Public Health England.