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Covid vaccine roll-out continues

MORE than half a million people in the UK have now received their first dose of the Covid vaccine, the Prime Minister has said.

  • 22 December 2020
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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.

  • 22 December 2020
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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.

  • 22 December 2020
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Valproate guidance updated

UPDATED guidance is now available on best practice in prescribing of valproate to women during childbearing years.

  • 22 December 2020
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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.

  • 21 December 2020
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Updated dental guidance on prescribing antimicrobials

AN updated and expanded guide on antimicrobial prescribing in dentistry is now available free to download.

  • 10 December 2020
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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.

  • 03 December 2020
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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.

  • 03 December 2020
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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.

  • 30 November 2020
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Majority of GPs struggling to provide sufficient level of care

MORE than 80 per cent of GPs have struggled to provide a patient with a sufficient level of care in 2020, according to new figures from the General Medical Council.

  • 30 November 2020
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