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GPs struggle with waiting times for cancer diagnosis
A MAJORITY of GPs report increased waiting times for cancer diagnostic tests, according to a survey conducted by Cancer Research UK.
Pregnant women advised against Covid-19 vaccine
THE Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has not yet been assessed in pregnancy so the government has advised that pregnant or breast-feeding women should not have the vaccine.
Valproate guidance updated
UPDATED guidance is now available on best practice in prescribing of valproate to women during childbearing years.
PPE rules tightened
RULES around the supply of PPE equipment in Scotland will be tightened from January 1, 2021.
Psychological advice for dental teams
PRACTICAL advice for dental teams on overcoming common Covid-related challenges has been created by leading psychologists.
Minimal increase in GMC fees
DOCTORS will be asked to pay up to an extra £2 a year for their General Medical Council registration fees.
Updated dental guidance on prescribing antimicrobials
AN updated and expanded guide on antimicrobial prescribing in dentistry is now available free to download.
Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK
THE first Covid-19 vaccine for the UK has been approved by independent medicines regulator the MHRA.
Inappropriate use of DNRs during pandemic, CQC finds
HEALTHCARE teams struggling to cope early in the coronavirus pandemic made “inappropriate” use of do not resuscitate orders, an interim report from the CQC has found.
Covid-19 brings rise in antibiotic prescribing by dental practices
ANTIBIOTIC prescribing by dentists in England between April to July 2020 was 25 per cent higher than the same period in 2019, with a peak in June 2020, according to data analysed by researchers at the University of Manchester.