New research into menopause care
NEW research is to be carried out into menopause care as part of plans to update clinical guidelines, NICE has confirmed.
New guidance aims to boost vaccine uptake
GP practices should have a named person in charge of vaccination services to increase uptake of routine vaccinations, according to new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Survey reveals "deepening crisis" in access to NHS dental care in England
A SURVEY of adults in England has revealed that 41 per cent of respondents found it difficult to book an NHS dental appointment and 24 per cent said they had to pay privately to get all their required treatment.
Backlog in child tooth extractions
DENTAL extractions performed on decayed teeth in children aged 0-19 reduced by over half between 2019/20 and 2020/21 despite no change in demand.
GMC appoints new chair
DAME Carrie MacEwen has been appointed chair of the General Medical Council (GMC) by the Privy Council.
Cancer diagnosis target in England unmet
OVER 65,000 people in England wait longer than 28 days to find out whether they have cancer each month, according to estimates by Cancer Research UK.
Mental health of Welsh dentists worsens
THE mental health of dentists in Wales further declined towards the end of 2021, as increasing admin tasks forced most clinicians to work without proper breaks.
NHS dental treatments in Scotland below pre-pandemic levels
DENTAL contacts and treatments in Scotland have not yet fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels, according to a report from Public Health Scotland.
Emergency GMC registration for pandemic response to end in September
THE GMC has announced that temporary emergency registration given to doctors as part of the pandemic response will close on 30 September 2022.
New resource to support refugee mental health
A NEW resource offering advice on supporting asylum seekers and refugees with their mental health has been launched by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.