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GMC decision makers to take account of pandemic pressures

UPDATED guidance for GMC decision makers assessing individual fitness to practise cases aims to ensure that the context of the pandemic is taken into account and decisions are “fair and proportionate to the circumstances".

  • 19 January 2022
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Dementia cases set to triple worldwide by 2050

AN estimated 153 million adults worldwide are expected to be living with dementia by 2050 compared to 57 million in 2019, according to research published in The Lancet Public Health.

  • 12 January 2022
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Estimated 1.3 million in UK suffering long Covid

AN estimated 1.3 million people in the UK were experiencing self-reported long Covid as of 6 December 2021, according to a survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • 11 January 2022
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Frequent attenders account for four in 10 GP consultations

A STUDY published in BMJ Open has found that ‘frequent attenders’ now make up around 40 per cent of GP consultations in England.

  • 21 December 2021
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Workload prioritisation guidance for GPs during booster campaign

Updated guidance on workload prioritisation for GP practices during the implementation of the accelerated booster vaccination campaign has been published by the Royal College of GPs.

  • 21 December 2021
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Survey finds mostly positive experience of children in hospital

A SURVEY has found that that nearly two-thirds (73 per cent) of children and young people (aged 8-15) in hospital during the pandemic felt they had been looked after ‘very well’.

  • 21 December 2021
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Record weekend for Covid-19 vaccinations

MORE than 1.5 million booster jabs were administered last weekend (December 18 and 19) by the NHS in England, which was a record for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

  • 21 December 2021
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Emergency departments face “deepening crisis”

FOUR-HOUR performance in UK Emergency Departments fell to 56.3 per cent in week 2 of December 2021, which is the lowest ever recorded.

  • 21 December 2021
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November sees record demand in NHS England

NHS staff in England last month answered the highest number of 999 calls for any November on record, according to latest figures.

  • 16 December 2021
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Government accepts majority of Paterson report’s recommendations

CONSULTANTS will be expected to write directly to patients – rather than to their GPs – about their care, using language that is easy to understand.

  • 16 December 2021
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