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NHS treatment costs
...Mr R has been contacted by NHS Counter Fraud Services, alleging that he was not entitled to an exemption for the cost of his RCT, and he claims that the regulations were not properly explained to him by the practice...
Proactive response to patient complaints
Should practices consider monitoring social media forums to counter misinformation with factual evidence and advice?
Stark figures on dental treatment in England
THE proportion of children seen by an NHS dentist in England fell by nearly 36 per cent in the year following the first lockdown, according to statistics from NHS England.
Blood clot risk higher with Covid-19 than vaccination
VACCINATION for Covid-19 poses much less risk of blood clotting than the virus itself, according to research published in the BMJ.
Sexism still widespread in UK medicine
WOMEN doctors in the UK still endure widespread sexism in the profession, with 91 per cent experiencing it at work and 42 per cent feeling unable to report it, according to a report published by the BMA.
GPs urged to reduce tests amidst blood tube shortage
GPs in England are being urged to delay non-urgent blood tests in response to a global shortage of collection tubes.
More GPs needed to reduce stress on services
A BMA campaign has been launched encouraging the public to support calls for greater investment in general practice to increase the number of GPs and improve facilities.
Dentists’ mental health hit by pandemic
MORE than a quarter of dentists in Scotland reported “significant depressive” symptoms during the pandemic, according to a new survey.
Free dental care in Scotland for those under 26
PEOPLE aged under 26 are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment.
Worrying level of abuse directed at healthcare staff
A BMA survey has found that over a third of doctors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have suffered recent abuse from patients or those close to them.