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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.
Medical case study
Patient confidentiality after death
Patient confidentiality extends beyond death – and as COVID-19 continues to take its toll, access requests for the medical records of those who died in the pandemic will likely increase from those involved in their care.
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.
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.
Predictable rise in bowel cancer referral waits
THE number of patients in England waiting longer than six weeks for tests to diagnose bowel cancer has risen by 60 per cent during the pandemic, according to NHS figures.
Pharmacy worker mocked for hearing loss wins tribunal claim
A PHARMACY worker mocked by colleagues about her hearing and memory loss was the victim of age discrimination, a tribunal has found.