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Call for post-pandemic GP rescue plan
AN “emergency rescue package” is needed for general practice to save doctors from burnout and protect patient care, the Royal College of GPs has said.
Call for licensing system to control Botox and fillers
A NEW licensing system should be brought in to limit who is allowed to carry out non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox and fillers.
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Severity of skin disease linked to socioeconomic status
LOW income is associated with increased severity in a range of skin conditions, including psoriasis and melanoma, according to a paper recently presented at the annual meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists.
Urgent improvement needed in NHS radiology systems
A REPORT calling for Government and hospital trusts to prioritise improvements to NHS radiology IT systems and alerts processes has been welcomed by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Action needed to improve maternity services in England
A "LANDMARK" report highlights understaffing and a persistent "culture of blame" in maternity services in England.
Emphasis on psychological impact of acne
NEW NICE guidance emphasises the importance of supporting the mental health of individuals severely affected by acne.
CQC registration mandatory for remote orthodontic providers
THE Care Quality Commission has confirmed that remote orthodontic providers offering ‘direct-to-consumer’ treatments are required to be CQC registered in order to practise lawfully.
Patient satisfaction in general practice remains high
A MAJORITY of patients in England (83 per cent) have rated their overall experience of general practice as very or fairly good in 2021 despite the challenges of Covid-19 – an increase on 2020 (82 per cent).
...Mrs U is informed there are no free slots at the next minor surgery clinic and is advised to call in a week , as the practice does not operate a waiting list system...