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Members administering Covid-19 vaccinations
PRESSURE to roll-out vaccinations at speed should not blind prescribers to the risks attached to mass administration of a very new, prescription-only, injectable medication.
Record hospital waiting lists in England
A RECORD 4.46 million patients in England were waiting for hospital treatment in November 2020, according to statistics published by the NHS.
Safety “takes priority” over dental activity levels
SAFETY must take clear priority over dental activity levels during the latest national coronavirus lockdown, says UK dental organisations in a joint statement.
Health and social care regulators renew pledge to regulate in light of Covid-19
Health and social care regulators have re-issued a joint statement in relation to how they have and will continue to regulate in light of COVID-19.
Covid-19 immune response varies in cancer patients
CANCER patients with Covid-19 showed varied immune responses depending on disease type in a study funded by Cancer Research UK.
New initiative to improve medicines data for pregnancy
A MAJOR new initiative has been launched to find out more about the effects of medicines in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
New strategy to improve rare disease care
A NEW strategy to improve the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases has been launched by the government.
Preliminary findings on quality of Covid-19 hospital care
PRELIMINARY findings from a recent study show that approximately 97 per cent of hospital care for patients with Covid-19 has been acceptable, good or excellent, according to the Royal College of Physicians London.
Red tape cut for doctors helping with Covid-19 vaccinations
A SERIES of "unnecessary training modules" have been removed from the requirements for doctors returning to practice to help with Covid-19 vaccinations.
Flu vaccine administered to record numbers in England
UPTAKE of the flu vaccine among over-65s in England this year has been the highest ever.