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COVID-19 advice from Acas
Acas has produced a helpful guidance page for employers and employees dealing with the COVID-19 emergency.
Blood test holds promise of early detection for 50 types of cancer
A NEW blood test has the potential to detect more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body, says researchers.
HIV treatment PrEP made available across England
THE preventative HIV treatment PrEP is to be rolled out across England thanks to a £16 million funding boost.
Information governance advice in COVID-19
NHSX in England has said that in the current circumstances with COVID-19 it could be more harmful not to share health and care information than to share it.
Pharmacists given access to emergency care summary
PHARMACISTS in Scotland have been granted access to key patient information contained in the emergency care summary (ECS).
BMJ awards ceremony cancelled
THE 2020 BMJ awards ceremony has been cancelled in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Concern over immunosuppressant skin medications
A STATEMENT from the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) has acknowledged concerns about COVID-19 risk among people taking medicines that affect the immune system, such as biologic therapies or immunosuppressants.
BMA presses for clinician support in coronavirus outbreak
THE BMA has written to members stating that it is pressing UK governments to ensure supply of personal protective equipment [PPE] for both hospitals and general practice across the UK to protect doctors working amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
Joint statement on flexible response needed in coronavirus outbreak
A JOINT statement has been issued by the UK national chief medical officers and the GMC acknowledging that the coronavirus outbreak will require a flexible response which may entail healthcare professionals working in unfamiliar circumstances or surroundings, or in clinical areas outside “usual practice”.
Levelling up needed to counter health inequality
IMPROVEMENTS to life expectancy in England have stalled and, for the poorest 10 per cent of women, have declined over the last decade, according to a report commissioned by the Health Foundation.