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Sharp rise in NHS penalty notices

THE number of fines handed down to patients for wrongly claiming free NHS treatment has risen 30-fold in the past five years, with fines now topping £126 million.

  • 23 May 2019
  • News

RCGP offers vision for the future

EXTENDED GP consultations and continuity of care delivered via 'micro-teams' are key elements in a vision for the future of general practice.

  • 22 May 2019
  • News

RCS looks to guide surgical innovation

NEW guidance to avoid a “maverick” approach to surgical innovation has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons.

  • 20 May 2019
  • News

Only three per cent of under-ones attend dentist

RESEARCH out of Birmingham University has found that only three per cent of under-ones in England attended the dentists and in some regions it was than less one per cent.

  • 20 May 2019
  • News

New investment in rest facilities for doctors

THE Department for Health and Social care has announced it will invest £10m in improving doctors' rest facilities.

  • 20 May 2019
  • News

Sepsis campaign focuses on early signs

THE five early signs of sepsis are being highlighted in a new public awareness campaign from the Scottish Government.

  • 30 April 2019
  • News

Record numbers get NHS cancer checks

THE number of people checked for signs of cancer exceeded two million for the first time last year, NHS England has revealed.

  • 30 April 2019
  • News

High percentage doctors suffer burnout…or make that “moral injury”

A NEW BMA survey has found that eight out of 10 doctors are at a substantial risk of burnout.

  • 30 April 2019
  • News

Time saving or risky business?

WORKFLOW optimisation utilising non-clinical admin staff has been shown to ease GP workloads but concerns have been raised it may put patient safety at risk.

  • 29 April 2019
  • Risk alert

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