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Latest press releases

  1. Tue

    Tooth decay in 5-year-olds now increasing in some parts of England

    Survey figures published today by Public Health England (PHE) show the state of oral health of 5-year-olds in the North West, Yorkshire and The Humber and the West Midlands has worsened since the last survey in 2014-2015, bucking a previous improving trend. Overall, in 2016-2017, 23.3% of 5-year-olds in England experienced tooth decay, improving from 24.7% in 2014-2015.
  2. Thu

    RCS: Last minute cancelled operations hits highest number since 1994

    The extreme pressures in accident and emergency departments during March have had a knock-on effect on spiralling waiting times for planned surgery, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has warned. The RCS is also concerned that over 25,000 operations were cancelled at the last minute, despite NHS England guiding hospitals to cancel operations in advance during January.
  3. Thu

    Response to The BMJ paper on public reporting of individual surgeons outcomes

    A study published in The BMJ today has found that there is no evidence that publishing patient death rates for individual bowel surgeons in England has led to risk averse behaviour or ‘gaming’ of data.

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