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A publicity campaign will be launched next week by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) in a bid to drive up childhood vaccinations across England. The organisation has issued an ‘urgent call to action’ to parents to catch up on their children’s missed vaccinations. It said that uptake levels of childhood vaccines offered through the...
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Weight loss can put type 2 diabetes into remission for at least five years, new research suggests. Scientists at the University of Newcastle showed that long-term remission from type 2 diabetes is possible if sufficient weight loss is achieved and maintained. The five-year study found that over a quarter of the participants in remission at...
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Calls for ‘clarity’ over new ARRS ‘enhanced practice nurse’ role
The move to enable primary care networks (PCNs) in England to recruit one general practice nurse working at an ‘enhanced’ level through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) has been met with widespread confusion and calls for clarification. NHS England announced on Wednesday that enhanced practice nurses will be included in the list of roles...
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Parents continue to bring their coughing children to the practice, often repeatedly, even though every visit results in the same advice: ‘This is viral. Over-the-counter medicines may or may not manage symptoms, and there is no need for treatment with antibiotics.’  Parents’ concernsVarious studies have looked at parental beliefs on cough and other ‘minor’ childhood...
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