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BMA survey reflects winter fears

NINE out of 10 doctors responding to a BMA survey said they felt uneasy that they could not provide the standard of care they wanted during the pandemic and a third said this unease had worsened since October.

  • 22 December 2020
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GPs struggle with waiting times for cancer diagnosis

A MAJORITY of GPs report increased waiting times for cancer diagnostic tests, according to a survey conducted by Cancer Research UK.

  • 22 December 2020
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Pregnant women advised against Covid-19 vaccine

THE Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has not yet been assessed in pregnancy so the government has advised that pregnant or breast-feeding women should not have the vaccine.

  • 22 December 2020
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Valproate guidance updated

UPDATED guidance is now available on best practice in prescribing of valproate to women during childbearing years.

  • 22 December 2020
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PPE rules tightened

RULES around the supply of PPE equipment in Scotland will be tightened from January 1, 2021.

  • 21 December 2020
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Minimal increase in GMC fees

DOCTORS will be asked to pay up to an extra £2 a year for their General Medical Council registration fees.

  • 21 December 2020
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Psychological advice for dental teams

PRACTICAL advice for dental teams on overcoming common Covid-related challenges has been created by leading psychologists.

  • 21 December 2020
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Updated dental guidance on prescribing antimicrobials

AN updated and expanded guide on antimicrobial prescribing in dentistry is now available free to download.

  • 10 December 2020
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Covid-19 vaccine approved for use in UK

THE first Covid-19 vaccine for the UK has been approved by independent medicines regulator the MHRA.

  • 03 December 2020
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Inappropriate use of DNRs during pandemic, CQC finds

HEALTHCARE teams struggling to cope early in the coronavirus pandemic made “inappropriate” use of do not resuscitate orders, an interim report from the CQC has found.

  • 03 December 2020
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