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RCP advice on employing physician associates

An employer’s guide to physician associates

  • 20 September 2017
  • News

New safety body given investigatory powers

A NEW Health Service Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) will be given power to investigate serious patient safety incidents under proposals laid before Parliament by the Department of Health.

  • 20 September 2017
  • News

Rise in written complaints against GPs in England

WRITTEN complaints to GP and dental practices in England increased by 9.7 per cent in 2016/2017 compared to the previous year, according to figures from NHS Digital.

  • 18 September 2017
  • News

Prescribing guidance for junior doctors

JUNIOR doctors should be given more practical advice on prescribing and be encouraged to learn from mistakes, according to new guidance from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

  • 13 September 2017
  • News

Suspect endometriosis in chronic pelvic pain

NICE has released new guidance calling for doctors to suspect endometriosis in women presenting with chronic pelvic pain.

  • 12 September 2017
  • News

Bid to shorten GDC fitness to practise process

PROPOSED changes could cut several weeks off the General Dental Council’s fitness to practise process.

  • 11 September 2017
  • News

New dental statistics prompt BDA demand for action

NEARLY 42 per cent of children in England are missing out on free dental care according to new statistics by NHS Digital.

  • 31 August 2017
  • News

Fit notes for mental health most common

MENTAL health and behavioural conditions were the most common "known" reasons for fit notes being issued by GPs in England between December 2014 and March 2017, according to new figures from NHS Digital.

  • 31 August 2017
  • News

Suspect spot

...Dr L confirms that the letter had been received in the practice and marked as read but the follow-up chest X-ray had not been highlighted and actioned...

  • 29 August 2017
  • Case study

Prying into patient data

A SPATE of recent cases prompts a reminder of the potentially serious consequences of prying into patients’ medical records without a legitimate reason.

  • 29 August 2017
  • Risk alert