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Smartphone app to detect kidney disease
PATIENTS with diabetes and high blood pressure will be able to test for kidney disease at home and send results to their GP using a smartphone app.
Frontline staff urged to take up Covid-19 vaccination
FRONTLINE health and social care workers in England have been urged to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine when offered in a letter signed by leading professionals.
Guide for public on Covid-19 testing
A GUIDE to Covid-19 testing for patients and the public has been published by the Royal College of Pathologists.
Radiotherapy teams adapt to significant Covid-19 impact
DELIVERY of radiotherapy treatment was significantly impacted during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the number of new treatment courses down 19.9 per cent in April 2020 compared to the same month in 2019.
End-of-life guide for acute care
A NEW acute care resource on managing patients at the end of life has been published by the Royal College of Physicians London in collaboration with the Society of Acute Medicine.
Surge in DIY dental kit sales
SALES of at-home dental kits for lost fillings, caps, and crowns by Boots the Chemist were up a reported 87 per cent in the last three months of 2020 compared with the previous year.
Five out of 10 family doctors tempted to quit NHS
FIVE out of 10 family doctors say they are tempted to quit general practice due to the impact of working during the pandemic, according to a new survey by MDDUS.
Professionalism for dentists – online training
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Elective surgery risk
...Mrs U has a life-limiting condition and desires an elective procedure which she believes will enhance her quality of life...
Domiciliary dental care
...Dr U will not be accompanied by a GDC registrant and that raises the question as to whether a care home assistant could be categorised as an “appropriately trained care professional"...