Insect bite consultations are common in primary care and treatment is usually with antibiotics. However, Public Health England claims that one in five GP antibiotic prescriptions may be inappropriate. A survey by a subgroup of the RCGP overdiagnosis group examined current practice in insect and tick bite management.
The HPV vaccine has been part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule for 12-13-year-old girls for the past decade, and in July 2018, the JCVI announced that vaccination should be extended to boys too. This overview looks at the importance of vaccination and future possibilities.