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Vaccinations required for all NHS staff entering a care home

ALL NHS staff entering a CQC-regulated care home in England on or after 11 November must provide evidence that they have had two doses of an approved Covid-19 vaccine or are exempt.

  • 17 September 2021
  • News

Difficult cannulation

...Mr G states that he is “astonished” that an experienced doctor should make five attempts at inserting a cannula...

  • 31 August 2021
  • Case study

NHS treatment costs

...Mr R has been contacted by NHS Counter Fraud Services, alleging that he was not entitled to an exemption for the cost of his RCT, and he claims that the regulations were not properly explained to him by the practice...

  • 31 August 2021
  • Case study

Proactive response to patient complaints

Should practices consider monitoring social media forums to counter misinformation with factual evidence and advice?

  • 31 August 2021
  • Risk alert

Stark figures on dental treatment in England

THE proportion of children seen by an NHS dentist in England fell by nearly 36 per cent in the year following the first lockdown, according to statistics from NHS England.

  • 30 August 2021
  • News

Blood clot risk higher with Covid-19 than vaccination

VACCINATION for Covid-19 poses much less risk of blood clotting than the virus itself, according to research published in the BMJ.

  • 30 August 2021
  • News

Sexism still widespread in UK medicine

WOMEN doctors in the UK still endure widespread sexism in the profession, with 91 per cent experiencing it at work and 42 per cent feeling unable to report it, according to a report published by the BMA.

  • 30 August 2021
  • News

GPs urged to reduce tests amidst blood tube shortage

GPs in England are being urged to delay non-urgent blood tests in response to a global shortage of collection tubes.

  • 26 August 2021
  • News

More GPs needed to reduce stress on services

A BMA campaign has been launched encouraging the public to support calls for greater investment in general practice to increase the number of GPs and improve facilities.

  • 25 August 2021
  • News

Dentists’ mental health hit by pandemic

MORE than a quarter of dentists in Scotland reported “significant depressive” symptoms during the pandemic, according to a new survey.

  • 25 August 2021
  • News

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