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Furlough changes for September
EMPLOYERS will now only receive a 70 per cent contribution from the government for employees on furlough.
HR Alert: Employee in quarantine
WHAT should practices do if an employee must quarantine for 14 days?
RCGP supports weekly testing of NHS staff
WEEKLY coronavirus testing of NHS staff on a voluntary basis would be “sensible” says the Royal College of GPs.
Treatment services needed for COVID post-viral syndrome
THE RCGP is calling for quick and easy access to appropriate diagnostic tools and rehabilitation services in the community for patients facing the long-term health effects of COVID-19.
Good record keeping essential with remote consulting
MDDUS has seen a rise in calls from members concerned about treating patients safely in remote consultations. One way to manage risk is to ensure that record keeping is clear, sufficiently detailed, accurate and contemporaneous.
Research links obesity with higher risk of COVID-19 complications
RESEARCH has confirmed that obese patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of admission to intensive care units and death from the virus.
Melanoma deaths surged over last few decades
DEATHS from melanoma have increased dramatically in the UK, with rates more than doubling in since the 1970s, according to figures released by Cancer Research UK.
Survey exposes national radiologist shortage
ALMOST 2,000 radiologist posts are currently unfilled across the UK with national vacancy rates averaging at 33 per cent, according to a new workforce report.
Medical case study
Pandemic further risks child dental health
The BDA is warning that the pandemic will increase the disparity, with the effect of lockdown diets, the suspension of public health programmes promoting the prevention of tooth decay, and high-street dental services currently running at less than a quarter of former capacity.