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Urgent action needed in A&E crowding
HALF of UK emergency departments are caring for patients in corridors due to overwhelming demand, a survey by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has found.
Fears of a further surge in mental health problems among children
THE proportion of children experiencing a "probable" mental disorder has increased over the past three years from around 11 per cent to 17 per cent in July 2020, according to report published by NHS Digital.
Survey confirms disrupted learning for majority of trainee doctors
MORE than 80 per cent of trainee doctors report that disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has reduced learning they need to progress their careers, according to the 2020 National training survey carried out by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Dangerous DIY dental “hacks” on TikTok
HARMFUL videos promoting DIY dental hacks have been 'liked' by nearly three million TikTok users, says the Oral Health Foundation.
Long Covid clinical guideline under development
A GUIDELINE on managing the persistent effects of Covid-19 (long Covid) on patients is being developed by NICE and the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), working jointly with the Royal College of GPs (RCGP).
Waiting times for mental health treatment taking a toll
NEARLY 40 per cent of patients waiting for mental health treatment contact emergency or crisis services and 11 per cent end up in A&E, according to research from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
NHS support pledged for “long Covid” patients
PATIENTS suffering from "long Covid" symptoms have been pledged specialist treatment at NHS clinics across England.
Surgical staff in England face a “mountain to climb”
A TOTAL of 111,026 people in England had waited 52 weeks or more for an operation in August 2020, which is the highest number since 2008, according to figures released by NHS England.
Half of BMA members surveyed support change in law on assisted dying
A SURVEY of BMA members found that half support a change in the law to allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs.
Covid deaths three times higher than pneumonia and flu
Covid-19 has killed more than three times as many people as pneumonia or flu since the start of the year, according to new figures for England and Wales.