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Urgent need to improve maternity care for minority ethnic patients

THERE is an “urgent need” to improve care for mothers and babies from minority ethnic and deprived backgrounds, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has said.

  • 15 October 2021
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Cancer targets missed “year-on-year”

NEARLY 55,000 cancer patients should have been diagnosed quicker or started their treatment sooner over the last six years, according to analysis from Cancer Research UK.

  • 29 September 2021
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Varied quality of maternity services in England

VARIATION in the quality and safety of England’s maternity services has been identified as an "ongoing concern" in a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

  • 29 September 2021
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Revised dental guidance on prevention

A NEW edition of Delivering Better Oral Health: an evidence based toolkit for prevention has been issued with an endorsement from The College of General Dentistry.

  • 29 September 2021
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Greater flexibility for dentists with additional development needs

DENTAL professionals in England who are subject to conditions or undertakings following a fitness to practise hearing can now choose who provides their development support.

  • 29 September 2021
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Records check following cervical screening error

THE records of almost 200,000 women excluded from the cervical screening programme in Scotland are to be individually reviewed after it was found some had been left out in error.

  • 27 September 2021
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ONS data shows risk of Covid death lower for vaccinated

RISK of death involving Covid-19 has been found to be consistently lower for people who received two vaccinations compared to one or no vaccination, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • 22 September 2021
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Tenth of prescriptions in England “inappropriate”

AN estimated 10 per cent of items dispensed in primary care are "overprescribed", with 15 per cent of people taking five or more medicines a day, according to a Government-commissioned review.

  • 22 September 2021
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Advice issued on topical steroid withdrawal reactions

PATIENTS using topical steroid for long-periods of time can suffer severe skin withdrawal symptoms and should take advice from a healthcare professional, says the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

  • 22 September 2021
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Dentists can now pay ARF by instalments

DENTISTS can now sign up to pay their annual retention fee by instalments, the General Dental Council has announced.

  • 20 September 2021
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