Revised launch date for revamped HSIB
ESTABLISHMENT of the Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) and the Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigations Special Health Authority (MNSI) will be delayed for six months.
NHS England looks to virtual wards to help ease pressure on emergency care
UP to 50,000 people a month to be supported by clinicians at home in “high-tech virtual wards” as part of NHS England plans for urgent and emergency care.
Enduring Covid concern reflected in NHS web visits
CORONAVIRUS and Long Covid topped the list of most visited NHS condition-related web pages in 2022, although visits to monkeypox, scarlet fever and chickenpox pages saw sharp increases.
Clarity on dual registration for oral and maxillofacial surgeons
CLEARER guidance has been published for oral and maxillofacial surgeons explaining when they need to be registered with both the medical and dental regulators.
Black women in England more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer
BLACK women from Caribbean and African backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer at later stages when treatment is less likely to be successful, according to a study by Cancer Research UK and NHS Digital.
NHS England publishes blueprint to ease pressure on urgent services
NHS 111 will offer enhanced access to specialist paediatric advice for children and urgent mental health support, according to an NHS England "blueprint" to ease pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
New website for prescribing in dentistry
DENTISTS can now access the latest guidance on drug prescribing in primary care dental practice on a new website.
GDC moves to clear registration backlog
DELAYS in processing registration applications to the General Dental Council have been almost fully resolved, the regulator has confirmed.
CQC cuts back on inspections in response to “winter pressures”
THE Care Quality Commission has announced details of how it will adjust its regulatory activity in England for the rest of winter to help increase capacity in both adult social care and the NHS.
NICE advises staged withdrawal of antidepressants
NICE has published draft guidance advising that adult patients with depression who want to stop taking antidepressants should have their dose reduced in stages to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms.