The General Medical Council (GMC) has produced new guidelines for cosmetic procedures, in a bid to stop unqualified practitioners and practitioners who put profit ahead of patient welfare from treating patients.
Junior doctors risk damaging the public’s trust in the medical profession if they go ahead with the all-out strike planned for the end of April, according to Sir Bruce Keogh, the national medical director of NHS England.
A study published in the journal of Diabetes Care has warned that tests for diabetes in pregnant women are taking place too late, leading to an increase in the risk of further pregnancy related complications.
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), a rise in the number of deaths in England and Wales in 2015 was due to an increase in dementia and respiratory diseased such as flu among older generations.
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has called for ‘activity equivalent’ calorie labelling, allowing food packaging to display how much exercise is needed to burn off the calories consumed in the product.
An inquiry led by the BBC has collated data from 41 mental health trusts and has found that the average waiting times for mental health treatment for eating disorders in England varies from 20-180 days, depending on the trust.