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Anticipatory care planning for dementia patients during pandemic

NHS Scotland has published guidance to aid GP practices in conducting anticipatory care planning conversations with dementia patients and their carers living in the community during COVID-19.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Fears over rising GP workload

GP APPOINTMENTS in England are rising steadily, putting practices under increasing pressure, according to the BMA.

  • 29 September 2020
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Stronger warnings on opioids

WARNINGS over the risk of dependence and addiction in opioid medicines are to be toughened up, the regulator MHRA has announced.

  • 29 September 2020
  • News

Study highlights mucocutaneous signs of COVID-19

ORAL lesions and skin rashes are an “important” manifestation of COVID-19, according to evidence published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

  • 29 September 2020
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GMC advice on fitness to practise during COVID

THE impact of social distancing, staff shortages and working outside of normal practice should all be considered by General Medical Council staff investigating complaints against doctors.

  • 28 September 2020
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Predictable rise in bowel cancer referral waits

THE number of patients in England waiting longer than six weeks for tests to diagnose bowel cancer has risen by 60 per cent during the pandemic, according to NHS figures.

  • 11 September 2020
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RCGP supports weekly testing of NHS staff

WEEKLY coronavirus testing of NHS staff on a voluntary basis would be “sensible” says the Royal College of GPs.

  • 09 September 2020
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Treatment services needed for COVID post-viral syndrome

THE RCGP is calling for quick and easy access to appropriate diagnostic tools and rehabilitation services in the community for patients facing the long-term health effects of COVID-19.

  • 09 September 2020
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Research links obesity with higher risk of COVID-19 complications

RESEARCH has confirmed that obese patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of admission to intensive care units and death from the virus.

  • 31 August 2020
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Melanoma deaths surged over last few decades

DEATHS from melanoma have increased dramatically in the UK, with rates more than doubling in since the 1970s, according to figures released by Cancer Research UK.

  • 31 August 2020
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