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Guidance on reflective practice for medical students
NEW guidance to support medical students in developing skills as reflective practitioners has been published by GMC and the Medical Schools Council (MSC).
UK cancer survival improves but lags in international comparison
CANCER survival rates have improved but the UK still lags behind other high-income countries, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology.
HRT still a matter of balancing risk
A NEW Lancet study showing a small increased risk of breast cancer with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is in keeping with existing NICE guidance on the treatment of menopausal symptoms, according to both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Menopause Society.
Europe loses ground in effort to eliminate measles
A "DRAMATIC RESURGENCE" of measles continues to threaten the health of susceptible individuals in Europe, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Government looks to AI to improve NHS efficiency
A NEW National Artificial Intelligence Lab will be established to work on some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, including earlier cancer detection, new dementia treatments and more personalised care, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.
Action urged to improve vaccination uptake
ONE in seven five year olds in England may not be fully up-to-date with routine immunisations, according to Public Health England (PHE).
Majority of Brits think A&E overused
OVER 85 per cent of the UK population believe that A&E services are overused, while just over half agree that it is hard to get an appointment with a GP, according research carried out by The National Centre for Social Research.
New GMC assessment centre for overseas doctors
OVERSEAS doctors wanting to practice in the UK will now undergo a "rigorous half-day assessment" of practical skills at a new £2.5m GMC test centre in Manchester.
Wider use of cannabis-based medicinal products not justified
WIDER use of cannabis-based medicinal products cannot currently be justified due to a lack of robust evidence for clinical effectiveness, says NICE in new draft guidance.
Asthma deaths soar
DEATHS from asthma attacks in England and Wales have increased by a third in the last decade, according to data from The Office for National Statistics (ONS).