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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.

  • 07 January 2021
  • News

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.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

Eating disorder affects one fifth of women

NEARLY one fifth of women in England have a possible eating disorder, new evidence has shown.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

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.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

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.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

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.

  • 22 December 2020
  • News

Valproate guidance updated

UPDATED guidance is now available on best practice in prescribing of valproate to women during childbearing years.

  • 22 December 2020
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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.

  • 21 December 2020
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Updated dental guidance on prescribing antimicrobials

AN updated and expanded guide on antimicrobial prescribing in dentistry is now available free to download.

  • 10 December 2020
  • News

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.

  • 03 December 2020
  • News