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Smoking-related cancer higher in lower income groups
NEARLY twice as many cases of cancer in England have been linked to smoking in the lowest income group compared to the highest, according recent data from Cancer Research UK.
Faculty joins new College of Dentistry
THE Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has celebrated a landmark moment as it officially joined the new College of General Dentistry (CGD).
...The patient asks his UK dentist – Dr U – to re-cement the bridge permanently without further endodontic treatment...
Consent not implied
...Dr P, aware that Mrs K is “exhausted and traumatised” by the birth, decides it would be unreasonable to disturb her in the middle of night...
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Report reveals scale of under representation and discrimination against BME doctors
DOCTORS in England from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds now comprise 42 per cent of the NHS total, while the number of BME medical directors has increased to only 20.3 per cent.
New guideline to help identify and treat Covid vaccine blood clotting
HEALTHCARE staff can now refer to new guidance to help them identify and treat patients who develop the rare blood clotting condition associated with Covid-19 vaccination.
Burnout “unsurprising” among medical trainees
A THIRD of medical trainees reported feeling "burnt out" to a high or very high degree because of their work, according to the GMC’s annual national training survey.
Call for post-pandemic GP rescue plan
AN “emergency rescue package” is needed for general practice to save doctors from burnout and protect patient care, the Royal College of GPs has said.
Call for licensing system to control Botox and fillers
A NEW licensing system should be brought in to limit who is allowed to carry out non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox and fillers.