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Dental Complaints Service refers fewer cases
OVER 83 per cent fewer cases have been referred by the Dental Complaints Service (DCS) for fitness to practise procedures over the last four years, according a DCS performance review.
GMC offers support for GP specialist status
THE GMC has given its support to calls from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the BMA for GPs to be recognised as specialists.
A&E attendance highest among poor amidst growing strain on hospitals
TWICE as many patients in England attended A&E from the 10 per cent of the population living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived 10 per cent in 2018-19, according to figures released by NHS Digital.
UK cancer survival improves but less so in international comparison
CANCER survival rates have improved but the UK still lags behind other high-income countries, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology.
GDC warning on “10-in-2” CPD rule
THE GDC is urging dentists to check that their CPD hours comply with the so-called "10-in-2" rule.
Guidance on reflective practice for medical students
NEW guidance to support medical students in developing skills as reflective practitioners has been published by GMC and the Medical Schools Council (MSC).
HRT still a matter of balancing risk
A NEW Lancet study showing a small increased risk of breast cancer with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is in keeping with existing NICE guidance on the treatment of menopausal symptoms, according to both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Menopause Society.
Europe loses ground in effort to eliminate measles
A "DRAMATIC RESURGENCE" of measles continues to threaten the health of susceptible individuals in Europe, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Nearly a quarter fewer cigarettes smoked in England
AROUND 1.4 billion fewer cigarettes are being smoked in England every year, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK.
Government looks to AI to improve NHS efficiency
A NEW National Artificial Intelligence Lab will be established to work on some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, including earlier cancer detection, new dementia treatments and more personalised care, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.