Eleana Frisira summarises a systematic review that presents recent global prevalence data about the rates of depression and anxiety among doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic.[read the full story...]
Oral Cancer – Referral by primary care doctors and dentists
This review comparing primary care doctors and dentists in the referral of oral cancer included 22 mainly retrospective studies. Doctors refered sliightly more than dentists, typically 50% compared with 40% respectively.[read the full story...]
Mental health services for medical students: are specialist university-based student mental health services the answer?
Penelope Stavrou summarises a recent study on mental health services for medical students, which evaluates a clinical student mental health service in Cambridge.[read the full story...]
Universal interventions to prevent mental illness in medical students
Tayla McCloud summarises a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of universal programmes for the prevention of suicidal ideation, behaviour and mental ill health in medical students.[read the full story...]
Trainee doctors’ attitudes to mental illness among their peers
Penelope Zoe Stavrou summarises a recent qualitative study exploring UK trainee doctors’ attitudes to mental illness among their peers and their access to support services.[read the full story...]
COVID-19 Dental Elf Blogs -2
This is the second compilation page of our dental blogs related to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2) or COVID-19 outbreak.[read the full story...]
Which occupations have the highest potential exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Mark-Steven Howe takes a look at recent data from the Office for National Statistics on estimated occupational exposure to generic disease, and physical proximity focusing on the dentists and a number of other professional groups.[read the full story...]
COVID trauma response: pandemics require trauma-informed mental health support
Sarah Steeg reviews the new trauma-informed guidance for healthcare workers, developed by the COVID Trauma Response Working Group from UCL and the Camden and Islington NHS Trust. The guidance aims to provide a coordinated, trauma-informed and evidence-based psychological response to the COVID outbreak.[read the full story...]
Feeling the burn: do interventions to prevent burnout in doctors work?
Chris Pell summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis about interventions to prevent and reduce physician burnout.[read the full story...]
Inter-professional working between general practice and social care
Tanya Moore discusses a small study on inter-professional working between social care and general practice and finds evidence of misunderstanding.[read the full story...]