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Surgical staff in England face a “mountain to climb”
A TOTAL of 111,026 people in England had waited 52 weeks or more for an operation in August 2020, which is the highest number since 2008, according to figures released by NHS England.
Free fallow time calculator for dentists
A FREE fallow time calculator for dentists has been launched to enable dental professionals to determine, justify and record the fallow period necessary following dental procedures carrying a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infectious aerosols.
Half of BMA members surveyed support change in law on assisted dying
A SURVEY of BMA members found that half support a change in the law to allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs.
Covid deaths three times higher than pneumonia and flu
Covid-19 has killed more than three times as many people as pneumonia or flu since the start of the year, according to new figures for England and Wales.
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.
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.
Fears over rising GP workload
GP APPOINTMENTS in England are rising steadily, putting practices under increasing pressure, according to the BMA.
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.
Rapid review on dental APGs published by SDCEP
A NEW report on aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) and fallow time with recommendations to "move forward in a clear and coordinated way" has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
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.