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Dementia cases set to triple worldwide by 2050
AN estimated 153 million adults worldwide are expected to be living with dementia by 2050 compared to 57 million in 2019, according to research published in The Lancet Public Health.
Estimated 1.3 million in UK suffering long Covid
AN estimated 1.3 million people in the UK were experiencing self-reported long Covid as of 6 December 2021, according to a survey carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Beyond what's reasonable
...Ms H shouts and swears at the receptionist in front of other patients. The practice owner comes out to the waiting area and informs Ms H that her behaviour is totally unacceptable...
Earache assessed remotely
...Dr J tells Mrs P there is no need to see Zach face to face as this would not change the treatment being offered...
Need a dentist, then why ask a doctor?
A common dilemma faced by GP practices in the busy holiday season is whether to treat patients who present with dental problems. Here are some points to consider.
Record weekend for Covid-19 vaccinations
MORE than 1.5 million booster jabs were administered last weekend (December 18 and 19) by the NHS in England, which was a record for the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Workload prioritisation guidance for GPs during booster campaign
Updated guidance on workload prioritisation for GP practices during the implementation of the accelerated booster vaccination campaign has been published by the Royal College of GPs.
Frequent attenders account for four in 10 GP consultations
A STUDY published in BMJ Open has found that ‘frequent attenders’ now make up around 40 per cent of GP consultations in England.
Emergency departments face “deepening crisis”
FOUR-HOUR performance in UK Emergency Departments fell to 56.3 per cent in week 2 of December 2021, which is the lowest ever recorded.
Survey finds mostly positive experience of children in hospital
A SURVEY has found that that nearly two-thirds (73 per cent) of children and young people (aged 8-15) in hospital during the pandemic felt they had been looked after ‘very well’.