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New guidance on remote prescribing
NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.
Doctors taking part in protests
THE GMC recently addressed the issue of doctors taking part in political protest actions and the professional implications.
Dental toolkit for safeguarding children who miss appointments
A NEW toolkit has been launched to support the safeguarding of children and young people who miss dental appointments.
Pre-school vaccination rates disappointing
NHS England has missed the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) performance standard for the uptake of nearly all pre-school vaccinations in England in 2018-19, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Referrals to MPTS increase
THE GMC referred 40 per cent more cases to the MPTS (Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service) in 2018 according to figures were released in advance of the annual fitness to practise report.
Report highlights electronic prescribing risks
ELECTRONIC medication systems can put patient safety at risk if not properly implemented, according the findings of an investigation report by the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB).
Opioid prescribing risks
OPIOID addiction has reached crisis proportions in the US – but UK prescribers also face increasing risk.
…Solicitors acting for the patient claim that the practice failed to dispense the correct medication despite being aware of her amoxicillin allergy…
...It is alleged that Dr L did not provide the full range of options and misled Mr K in an attempt to “upsell” more expensive treatment...
Dental faculty guidance goes online
KEY guidance for dentists and their teams has been made available for free online.