Across the healthcare sector, technological advancement and changes are being put in place almost overnight due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Newly released figures from NHS Digital reveal exactly how much dental activity has dropped because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
NHS Digital is set to introduce electronic notifications which inform GPs when one of their patients receives an urgent supply of medicine from a community pharmacy.
Providing dental and oral healthcare to homeless and other marginalised groups requires rethinking the way services engage with patients, writes Dr Ben Atkins, President of the Oral Health Foundation. There are many approaches to overcome these barriers and improve outcomes.
The Association of Dental Groups has responded to the latest NHS Dental Statistics for England 2019-2020, showing that the number of dentists with NHS activity in England went up slightly - from 24,545 in 2018/19 to 24,684 in 2019/20.
As the transition away from face-to-face contact within healthcare to online services becomes more common, LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, in partnership with NHS trusts and Preventx, will begin providing online sexual health services.
The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has launched a national campaign calling on ministers to take urgent action to deal with the growing crisis in access to dentistry.
Sanjeev Panesar, a National Pharmacy Association (NPA) Board Member who runs Pan Healthcare in the West Midlands, outlines the importance of trusted relationships between community pharmacy and wider healthcare services to build back after Covid.
A new study suggests that poorer areas are three more times more likely to be negatively affected by new guidelines over the face to face contact with GPs as practices begin to reopen.
One-third of adults in deprived areas of England have tooth decay. That was the key finding of the Public Health England oral health survey of those attending dental practices published this June, writes Neil Carmichael, Chair of the Association of Dental Groups
A new study of 47 GP trainees in their second and third years in Coventry and Warwickshire shows a high level of burnout.
The Government have announced the most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history, with more than thirty million people to be vaccinated this winter.
Health Education England (HHE) figures published today show that it is well on course to beat its 3,500 target for recruiting doctors into general practice this year. Currently, there have been 3,441 acceptances – the highest figure ever recorded for this stage in the recruitment process.
Covid-19 test results are now being automatically sent to GP systems as well as being communicated to the individual, giving GPs visibility of which of their patients have had Covid-19 tests and whether they have tested positive or negative.
Adam Layland, National Head of Commissioning at Health Education England and Consultant Paramedic at Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance, outlines how Covid-19 has underscored the crucial role paramedics can play in supporting primary care and reducing hospital admissions.
There are growing calls for Primary care Networks (PNCs) to have greater autonomy and flexibility in order to improve local services.