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New strategy to improve rare disease care
A NEW strategy to improve the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases has been launched by the government.
Preliminary findings on quality of Covid-19 hospital care
PRELIMINARY findings from a recent study show that approximately 97 per cent of hospital care for patients with Covid-19 has been acceptable, good or excellent, according to the Royal College of Physicians London.
Flu vaccine administered to record numbers in England
UPTAKE of the flu vaccine among over-65s in England this year has been the highest ever.
Call to vaccinate GPs and practice teams
GPs and their teams must be given the Covid-19 vaccine soon to safeguard the mass vaccination programme, the Royal College of GPs has said.
GP practices asked to suspend routine work to support Covid vaccination
GP practices should limit non-essential work to focus on delivering Covid vaccinations, according to new guidance.
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.
Medical case study
PRESCRIBING medication is a common outcome in consultations but it is not without obvious risks - and these can be increased when consulting remotely.
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.