Backlog in child tooth extractions
DENTAL extractions performed on decayed teeth in children aged 0-19 reduced by over half between 2019/20 and 2020/21 despite no change in demand.
GMC appoints new chair
DAME Carrie MacEwen has been appointed chair of the General Medical Council (GMC) by the Privy Council.
Cancer diagnosis target in England unmet
OVER 65,000 people in England wait longer than 28 days to find out whether they have cancer each month, according to estimates by Cancer Research UK.
Mental health of Welsh dentists worsens
THE mental health of dentists in Wales further declined towards the end of 2021, as increasing admin tasks forced most clinicians to work without proper breaks.
NHS dental treatments in Scotland below pre-pandemic levels
DENTAL contacts and treatments in Scotland have not yet fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels, according to a report from Public Health Scotland.
Emergency GMC registration for pandemic response to end in September
THE GMC has announced that temporary emergency registration given to doctors as part of the pandemic response will close on 30 September 2022.
New resource to support refugee mental health
A NEW resource offering advice on supporting asylum seekers and refugees with their mental health has been launched by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Mobile lung MOTs for improved cancer diagnosis
TARGETED lung health checks in England involving mobile units have led to around 600 patients being diagnosed with lung cancer at an early stage, says NHS England.
Lifelong excess weight doubles risk of womb cancer
LIFELONG excess weight almost doubles the risk of developing womb cancer, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK.
Emergency care in Scotland remains in severe crisis
MORE than three in 10 patients in Scotland waited more than four hours for care in emergency departments, according to performance figures for the week ending 10 April.