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New ethical guidance for frontline staff during pandemic
PATIENTS should be given the same access to care regardless of whether they have Covid-19, according to new ethical guidance from the Royal College of Physicians.
BMA survey reflects winter fears
NINE out of 10 doctors responding to a BMA survey said they felt uneasy that they could not provide the standard of care they wanted during the pandemic and a third said this unease had worsened since October.
Eating disorder affects one fifth of women
NEARLY one fifth of women in England have a possible eating disorder, new evidence has shown.
Covid vaccine roll-out continues
MORE than half a million people in the UK have now received their first dose of the Covid vaccine, the Prime Minister has said.
GPs struggle with waiting times for cancer diagnosis
A MAJORITY of GPs report increased waiting times for cancer diagnostic tests, according to a survey conducted by Cancer Research UK.
Pregnant women advised against Covid-19 vaccine
THE Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has not yet been assessed in pregnancy so the government has advised that pregnant or breast-feeding women should not have the vaccine.
Valproate guidance updated
UPDATED guidance is now available on best practice in prescribing of valproate to women during childbearing years.
Minimal increase in GMC fees
DOCTORS will be asked to pay up to an extra £2 a year for their General Medical Council registration fees.
Updated dental guidance on prescribing antimicrobials
AN updated and expanded guide on antimicrobial prescribing in dentistry is now available free to download.
Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK
THE first Covid-19 vaccine for the UK has been approved by independent medicines regulator the MHRA.