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Levelling up needed to counter health inequality
IMPROVEMENTS to life expectancy in England have stalled and, for the poorest 10 per cent of women, have declined over the last decade, according to a report commissioned by the Health Foundation.
Growing support for assisted dying among GPs
A SURVEY carried out by The Royal College of General Practitioners shows growing support among GPs for a change in the law on assisted dying.
Pharmacy referral service to prevent hospital readmission
HOSPITALS in England will be able to digitally refer newly discharged patients to community pharmacists for extra guidance around new prescribed medicines.
GDC fires warning shot on DIY braces
COMPANIES offering so-called do-it-yourself braces over the internet have been warned by the General Dental Council that they could face prosecution for illegal practice.
Whistleblowing champions appointed in Scotland
NHS Scotland has appointed 19 whistleblowing champions to health boards across the country with the aim of creating a more honest and open workplace culture.
Scotland acts to make coronavirus notifiable
NEW regulations have come into effect in Scotland making coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a notifiable disease and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) a notifiable organism.
Mumps cases highest in decade
MUMPS cases have risen to the highest level in a decade according to data published by Public Health England (PHE).
Illegal teeth whitening “running rampant” across UK
ILLEGAL teeth whitening is “running rampant” across the UK and the public must be alert to the risks.
More than a quarter of NHS staff abused by patients
MORE than a quarter of NHS workers in England have been harassed, bullied or abused by patients and members of the public, new figures show.
Covid-19 patient management flowchart
A FLOW chart to help clinicians manage suspected cases of Covid-19 acute respiratory disease has been published by Public Health England (PHE).