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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.