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Launch of graduate medical course
SCOTLAND’S first graduate entry medical course has begun.
Poll - delegation
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Quiz - Confidentiality, consent, delegation
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Tech boost to drug reaction reporting
DRUG reaction reporting has been made easier for hospital doctors thanks to new software.
Bleak Practice six
The sixth episode in our GP practice-based drama follows a patient's journey through primary and secondary care highlighting common risks
...Police are now considering charging the girl’s parents with child abuse and have requested a statement from the dentist...
Charity calls for improved early diagnosis of meningitis
ALMOST a third (30 per cent) of young babies with bacterial meningitis receive inappropriate early treatment which delays parents seeking further help, according to report from the Meningitis Research Foundation.
Guidance on global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
AN implementation plan for a new global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions has been devised by a working group of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP).
Practice-based pharmacists prove a benefit
A STUDY has found that specialist clinical pharmacists working with 16 urban practices halved GP time spent on key prescribing activities.
GPs should routinely ask about herbal and supplement use
A STUDY of adults over age 65 found that 34 per cent were taking herbal medicinal products (HMPs) or dietary supplements concurrently with prescription medicines and 33 per cent of those were at risk of potential adverse drug interactions.