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PPE rules tightened
RULES around the supply of PPE equipment in Scotland will be tightened from January 1, 2021.
Psychological advice for dental teams
PRACTICAL advice for dental teams on overcoming common Covid-related challenges has been created by leading psychologists.
Updated dental guidance on prescribing antimicrobials
AN updated and expanded guide on antimicrobial prescribing in dentistry is now available free to download.
Covid-19 brings rise in antibiotic prescribing by dental practices
ANTIBIOTIC prescribing by dentists in England between April to July 2020 was 25 per cent higher than the same period in 2019, with a peak in June 2020, according to data analysed by researchers at the University of Manchester.
New HIV diagnoses in gay men at 20-year low
HIV diagnoses in gay and bisexual men in 2019 outnumbered new diagnoses in heterosexual adults by only 100 cases, according new report by Public Health England.
Call to “lock in” bureaucracy busting measures
A NEW drive to empower frontline NHS staff by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and “locking in positive change” seen during the Covid-19 pandemic has been announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock.
Covert recording in a time of Covid
The increase in remote telephone and video consultations due to the pandemic has made it easier for patients to record consultations. Is this something that should worry clinicians?
Dental case study
NHS faces hidden backlog in routine hospital care
AROUND 4.7 million fewer people were referred for routine hospital care between January and August 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, according to a report from The Health Foundation.
100-fold increase in number awaiting elective hospital treatment
THE Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 100-fold increase in the number of people waiting over a year for elective hospital treatment in England, according to figures for September published by the NHS.