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Call to make schools sugar-free

SCHOOLS in England should be encouraged to go sugar-free in a bid to tackle worrying levels of child tooth decay.

  • 16 August 2019
  • News

New GMC assessment centre for overseas doctors

OVERSEAS doctors wanting to practice in the UK will now undergo a "rigorous half-day assessment" of practical skills at a new £2.5m GMC test centre in Manchester.

  • 14 August 2019
  • News

Majority of Brits think A&E overused

OVER 85 per cent of the UK population believe that A&E services are overused, while just over half agree that it is hard to get an appointment with a GP, according research carried out by The National Centre for Social Research from the most recent British Social Attitudes Survey.

  • 14 August 2019
  • News

Access to deceased records

This advice addresses some of the most common queries, together with appropriate suggested responses.

Wider use of cannabis-based medicinal products not justified

WIDER use of cannabis-based medicinal products cannot currently be justified due to a lack of robust evidence for clinical effectiveness, says NICE in new draft guidance.

  • 14 August 2019
  • News

Asthma deaths soar

DEATHS from asthma attacks in England and Wales have increased by a third in the last decade, according to data from The Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • 13 August 2019
  • News

No-deal Brexit plans

HEALTH and social care staff in England have been sent details of ongoing preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

  • 13 August 2019
  • News

Dental care for diabetics

A NEW commissioning standard on dental care for patients for diabetes has been published by NHS England and the office of the chief dental officer (CDO).

  • 13 August 2019
  • News

Free Dental Companion app

A NEW Dental Companion app has been launched by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP), offering a convenient means of accessing evidence-based dental clinical guidance.

  • 13 August 2019
  • News

Covert video recording

CAN patients video record consultations or staff undertaking a clinical procedure without permission?

  • 30 July 2019
  • Risk alert