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Million hospital admissions linked to obesity
OBESITY was a factor in more than one million hospital admissions in England in 2019/2020, according to figures from NHS Digital.
Remote consulting should not be default option
REMOTE consulting should be an option but not the ‘automatic default’ for GP care and services once things get back to normal after the pandemic, said the Royal College of GPs in a new report.
“Dangerous” teeth whitening products available online
A TEST of teeth whiteners bought from a selection of online retailers found that some contained illegal and dangerous levels of hydrogen peroxide, according to Which magazine.
Deadline for DCPs to pay ARF by instalments
DENTAL care professionals (DCPs) have until midnight 31 May 2021 to sign up to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by instalments.
Bid to end disadvantages for ethnic minority doctors
A NEW strategy has been launched to end the “disadvantage and discrimination” faced by ethnic minority doctors throughout their careers.
Provide smoking cessation “opt-out” service
PATIENTS should be offered smoking cessation treatment automatically, unless they opt out, according to a new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
Guidance for clinicians on talking about dying
NEW guidance has been published to help doctors talk to patients who are coming to the end of their life.
Professionalism for doctors - online training
SIGN up to MDDUS' new interactive online courses on professionalism.
GDC issues statement on direct-to-consumer orthodontics
THE GDC has published an updated statement on direct-to-consumer orthodontics, reaffirming that at present there is no effective substitute for a physical examination as the foundation for clinical assessment.
Fall in melanoma diagnoses worrying
A FALL in melanoma diagnoses by 28 per cent in April to November 2020 has experts worried that fewer people with suspicious skin lesions are seeing their GP.