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Doctors warned on using Google Translate in consultations

USING Google Translate in medical consultations risks introducing communication errors that could lead litigation, says MDDUS.

  • 12 November 2018
  • News

New plans to address violence against NHS staff

MORE than 15 per cent of NHS employees have experienced violence from patients, their relatives or the public in the last 12 months – the highest figure for five years – according to the most recent NHS staff survey.

  • 12 November 2018
  • News

Fewer BME doctors appointed to consultant posts

  • 12 November 2018
  • News

Reduction in antibiotic prescribing by dentists

DENTAL practices in England dispensed nearly a quarter fewer prescriptions for antibiotics in 2017 compared to 2013, according to figures published by the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR)

  • 12 November 2018
  • News

Case highlights risk in emergency access

A RECENT Supreme Court case confirms that receptionists and other non-medically qualified staff at first point of contact owe patients a duty of care in providing accurate information on access to medical assistance

  • 31 October 2018
  • News

Cost of bullying in NHS England estimated at £2.28 billion

BULLYING and harassment in the NHS in England costs the UK taxpayer an estimated £2.28 billion per year according to a new study.

  • 30 October 2018
  • News

Consent process suffers under pressure says GMC

HEAVY workloads among doctors are impacting the consent process and undermining the doctor-relationship, according to the GMC.

  • 30 October 2018
  • News

Nearly 400,000 dental patients consulting GPs

A NEW qualitative report has examined the reasons why an estimated 380,000 people in the UK consult GPs for dental problems each year.

  • 30 October 2018
  • News

Serious dental decay in children may indicate neglect

DENTAL decay requiring hospital care could be a sign that a child is suffering neglect according to a study published in the BDJ.

  • 30 October 2018
  • News

Acid burn

...Max leaves the surgery and attends A&E where the attending physician confirms that the lesion appears to be a chemical burn...

  • 26 October 2018
  • Case study