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Staff training key to a digital NHS future
HEALTHCARE staff should be trained in emerging technologies such as genomics, digital medicine and artificial intelligence to ensure the NHS is equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.
GP practices to hire 20,000 support staff as part of new five-year contract
GP practices in England will be given funding for 20,000 health professionals to help relieve workload pressures as part of a new multi-billion pound contract deal.
Waiting for the ambulance
WHAT is a reasonable time frame to wait with a patient for an ambulance to arrive at home or on practice premises?
...Mr T insists that he has always looked after his teeth, brushing twice a day, and he believes the pain is clearly associated with mercury “leeching into his gums”...
Failure to communicate
...The patient claims that her symptoms clearly indicated an acute neurological deficit and she felt that Dr G was hinting that she was somehow “faking it”...
Updated audit tool for dental antimicrobial prescribing
AN updated version of a dental antimicrobial prescribing self-audit tool has been published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) and British Dental Association to coincide with the launch of the government’s 5-Year Action Plan and 20-Year Vision for reducing antimicrobial resistance.
Higher death risk for patients who miss GP appointments
PATIENTS with long-term health conditions who miss GP appointments are at greater risk of premature death, according to new research.
Alzheimer’s link shows oral health not “optional extra”
A KEY pathogen in gum disease has been identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients and has been implicated in the development of the condition.
Government launches action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance
A NEW government plan aims to cut drug-resistant microbial infections by 10 per cent before 2025.
“Fake news” impacting vaccination rates
AROUND 50 per cent of parents with children under age five are exposed to negative messages on social media about the use of vaccines, according to research commissioned by the Royal Society for Public Health.