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Acute kidney injury guidance for non-specialists
PATIENTS admitted to hospital during the coronavirus pandemic should be assessed and monitored for acute kidney injury (AKI).
Dedicated Yellow Card site for coronavirus treatments
A DEDICATED Yellow Card reporting site has been launched for medicines and medical devices used in coronavirus treatment in England.
Trauma helpline for NHS staff
A HELPLINE has been launched to support NHS staff suffering bereavement or trauma.
Morbid obesity on the rise in England
HOSPITAL admissions directly attributable to obesity rose by 4 per cent in England over 2018/19, according to statics published by NHS Digital.
Dentists urged to resist pressure to overprescribe antibiotics
A JOINT letter from UK dental organisations is urging dentists to follow guidance on appropriate antibiotic prescribing, even with changes in standard operating procedures to reduce face-to-face contact.
Delay in Government response to the Paterson Inquiry
THE Government has announced that its formal written response to the Paterson Inquiry will be delayed due to "diverted resources" in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.
Review to track ethnicity in COVID-19 cases
A GOVERNMENT review into the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities must be informed by real-time data collection, says the BMA.
PPE guidance for NHS teams
GUIDANCE on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in medical and dental care has been published by clinical leaders across the UK.
Concern over patients avoiding emergency care
RECORD low attendances at emergency departments in England over the month of March have led to concerns that people with serious health problems are not seeking emergency care out of fear of COVID-19.
Follow NICE guidelines on managing severe breathlessness in COVID-19
THE GMC has released a statement encouraging doctors to follow NICE guidance on the use of an opioid-benzodiazepine combination for patients with coronavirus who are suffering moderate to severe breathlessness.