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Expanded employment of in-surgery pharmacists

NHS England plans to introduce new, surgery-based clinical pharmacists to over 700 more practices in order to help free up GP time.

  • 21 April 2017
  • News

Medical training to become more flexible in major overhaul

A MAJOR overhaul of medical training will aim to make it more flexible and less “fixated with time and tick boxes”, the General Medical Council has announced.

  • 21 April 2017
  • News

Dental phobia linked to poor oral health

PEOPLE with dental phobia are more likely to have decayed or missing teeth, according to a new study.

  • 21 April 2017
  • News

Worrying lump

...Dr J undertakes an examination and finds a "2 cm non-tender subcut lump under right axilla". She prescribes antibiotics and asks the patient to return for review...

  • 31 March 2017
  • Case study

Can reflective practice be “incriminating”?

Reflective practice is a common tool for maintaining good practice – but many healthcare professionals have raised concerns that taking part in these formal procedures might "incriminate" them should a complaint or claim arise.

  • 31 March 2017
  • Risk alert

RCGP warns against blanket policy on “low value” prescribing

AN NHS England review will consider introducing new national guidelines to reduce the prescribing of low value medicines which are "ineffective, unnecessary, inappropriate for prescription on the NHS".

  • 30 March 2017
  • News

New assessment tool for bowel cancer risk in younger patients

A RISK assessment tool to support GPs in identifying serious bowel conditions, including cancer, in patients under age 50 has been published in the British Journal of General Practice.

  • 30 March 2017
  • News

Employment protection for NHS whistleblowers

WHISTLEBLOWERS re-applying for jobs in the NHS will be protected from discrimination under new measures announced by the Department of Health.

  • 30 March 2017
  • News

Oral health toolkit now updated

AN updated version of the Delivering Better Oral Health toolkit from Public Health England (PHE) now includes new patient factsheets and guidance on alcohol and nutrition.

  • 30 March 2017
  • News

New complaints procedure in Scotland

A NEW complaint handling procedure for the NHS in Scotland comes into effect from 1 April 2017.

  • 29 March 2017
  • News