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Surgical teams in England will struggle to meet new targets

SURGICAL teams will face a "big challenge" to eliminate the number of NHS patients in England waiting more than two years for consultant-led hospital treatment by July, warns the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

  • 23 February 2022
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Pre-op surgical care to help reduce cancelled operations

DEDICATED NHS care teams in England will screen patients and develop personalised plans ahead of surgical procedures to boost recovery as well as cut the number of operations that are cancelled on the day.

  • 15 February 2022
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Call to end “unnecessary delay” in registering overseas dentists

THE GDC has announced support for new government proposals to amend legislation causing delay in international routes to registration.

  • 09 February 2022
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Significant drop in uptake of MMR

UPTAKE of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination in children has dropped to the lowest level in a decade, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

  • 08 February 2022
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Wide variation in pandemic impact on dental teams

THERE is wide variation in the way dental teams in Scotland are coping with the pressures of the pandemic, new research has shown.

  • 03 February 2022
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U-turn on mandatory vaccine for healthcare staff

HEALTHCARE leaders in England are being advised not to serve termination notices to unvaccinated staff as the government prepares to withdraw measures to make vaccination a condition of deployment.

  • 02 February 2022
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Hospital bed shortages reflect "deepening social care crisis"

NEARLY a third of patients in hospital for 21 days or more were fit for discharge as of the week 10-16 January 2022, according to figures from NHS England.

  • 28 January 2022
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“Bleak” figures highlight access gap in NHS dentistry

JUST over half of registered patients (52.6 per cent) in Scotland had seen an NHS dentist within the last two years as of 30 September 2021, according to statistics highlighted by the Scottish BDA.

  • 28 January 2022
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Funding boost for dental appointments

DENTAL practices in England are being given a £50 million funding boost in a bid to increase the number of appointments.

  • 28 January 2022
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Practices reminded of mask rules

PRIMARY care practices are being reminded that face coverings must continue to be worn by staff and patients.

  • 24 January 2022
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