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Frontline staff urged to take up Covid-19 vaccination
FRONTLINE health and social care workers in England have been urged to get the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine when offered in a letter signed by leading professionals.
Guide for public on Covid-19 testing
A GUIDE to Covid-19 testing for patients and the public has been published by the Royal College of Pathologists.
Surge in DIY dental kit sales
SALES of at-home dental kits for lost fillings, caps, and crowns by Boots the Chemist were up a reported 87 per cent in the last three months of 2020 compared with the previous year.
Five out of 10 family doctors tempted to quit NHS
FIVE out of 10 family doctors say they are tempted to quit general practice due to the impact of working during the pandemic, according to a new survey by MDDUS.
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.
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.