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U-turn on mandatory vaccine for healthcare staff
HEALTHCARE leaders in England are being advised not to serve termination notices to unvaccinated staff as the government prepares to withdraw measures to make vaccination a condition of deployment.
Hospital bed shortages reflect "deepening social care crisis"
NEARLY a third of patients in hospital for 21 days or more were fit for discharge as of the week 10-16 January 2022, according to figures from NHS England.
Survey suggests quarter of dental nurses unvaccinated
JUST over a quarter of dental nurses have not yet received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccination according to a survey conducted by the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN).
Funding boost for dental appointments
DENTAL practices in England are being given a £50 million funding boost in a bid to increase the number of appointments.
“Bleak” figures highlight access gap in NHS dentistry
JUST over half of registered patients (52.6 per cent) in Scotland had seen an NHS dentist within the last two years as of 30 September 2021, according to statistics highlighted by the Scottish BDA.
Practices reminded of mask rules
PRIMARY care practices are being reminded that face coverings must continue to be worn by staff and patients.
Urgent legal change needed to boost non-UK dentist registration
THERE is a “pressing need” for legal change to speed up the registration of dentists from outside the UK, the General Dental Council has said.
GMC decision makers to take account of pandemic pressures
UPDATED guidance for GMC decision makers assessing individual fitness to practise cases aims to ensure that the context of the pandemic is taken into account and decisions are “fair and proportionate to the circumstances".
Dementia cases set to triple worldwide by 2050
AN estimated 153 million adults worldwide are expected to be living with dementia by 2050 compared to 57 million in 2019, according to research published in The Lancet Public Health.
Estimated 1.3 million in UK suffering long Covid
AN estimated 1.3 million people in the UK were experiencing self-reported long Covid as of 6 December 2021, according to a survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).