Dental teams urged to act on suspected eating disorders
THE Oral Health Foundation has highlighted the vital role dentists can play in identifying and acting on early signs of eating disorders.
Surgeons see "light at the end of the tunnel" on long waiting times
THE number of patients waiting more than two years for hospital treatment in England fell by nearly half between January and April 2022, according to data published by NHS England.
Fit note powers extended to more health professionals
THE power to sign fit notes is being extended to more health professionals in a bid to ease GP workloads, the government has announced.
Alarming rise in UK obesity rates
AN estimated 21 million UK adults (36 per cent) will be obese by 2040, leading to wide ranging potential health effects including increased cancer risk, according to analysis by Cancer Research UK.
RCPCH publishes guidance in response to spike in acute hepatitis among children
A NEW clinical framework for the investigation, monitoring, transfer and management of children with novel non-A-E acute hepatitis has been published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Emergency care of patients with eating disorders
AN updated guideline on emergency treatment of patients with eating disorders has been published by The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Over 17,000 operations cancelled this winter in England
THE first three months of 2022 saw 17,477 operations cancelled in England amidst high rates of infection from the omicron variant of Covid-19.
New research into menopause care
NEW research is to be carried out into menopause care as part of plans to update clinical guidelines, NICE has confirmed.
New guidance aims to boost vaccine uptake
GP practices should have a named person in charge of vaccination services to increase uptake of routine vaccinations, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Survey reveals "deepening crisis" in access to NHS dental care in England
A SURVEY of adults in England has revealed that 41 per cent of respondents found it difficult to book an NHS dental appointment and 24 per cent said they had to pay privately to get all their required treatment.