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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.
Revised guidance on radiation protection in dental practice
UPDATED guidance on radiation protection in dental practice has been published by The Faculty of General Dental Practice and Public Health England.
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).
Minority of GDC fitness to practise cases pursued
ONLY 36 per cent of all the concerns received by the General Dental Council in 2019 made it to a case examiner – the first stage at which a sanction may be imposed on a dental professional.
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.
Updated Covid-19 dental guidance
AN updated guidance synopsis on the implications of Covid-19 for the safe management of general dental practice has been published by the FGDP(UK) and College of General Dentistry.
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.