Home testing kits for hepatitis C
PATIENTS in England at risk from hepatitis C will now be able to order self-testing kits.
GDC triples exam places for overseas candidates
THE General Dental Council will triple the number of places (to 600) for the August 2023 sitting of the Overseas Registration Exam (ORE) Part 1 in response to growing demand.
Children in England missing one-year dental check-up
OVER 6.5 million children in England were not seen by an NHS dentist in the year to June 2022, according to figures published by the Liberal Democrats.
Scotland withdraws guidance on the extended use of face coverings
SCOTTISH Government has announced the withdrawal of guidance on the extended use of face coverings in health and social care settings.
More sunny weather raises skin cancer risk
OVER half (56 per cent) of young people (age 18 to 34) in the UK reported at least one case of sunburn in 2022, increasing the risk of future skin cancer.
Improved emergency waiting times "promising"
THE number of patients spending 12-hours or more in emergency departments from time of arrival fell by 30.5 per cent from March to April 2023, according to statistics from NHS England.
NHS England pledge to improve GP access
NHS England plans to train 6,500 ‘care navigators’ to make general practices more efficient at dealing with a growing volume of patient contacts.
Severe mental illness linked to lower cancer screening
ADULTS with severe mental illness are less likely to attend cancer screening than those without such conditions, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Protecting young patients taking isotretinoin for acne
BETTER information about serious risks to young patients taking the acne medication isotretinoin are necessary so that patients can make informed decisions before use.
Quarter of patients avoiding dental treatment due to cost survey finds
ALMOST a quarter of adult patients in England have delayed or gone without NHS dental treatment due to cost, a YouGov survey has found.