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April sees launch of new duty of candour provisions in Scotland

NEW duty of candour provisions in Scotland come into effect on 1 April.

  • 28 March 2018
  • News

Dementia dental guidance goes online

NEW guidelines to help dentists provide better care for patients with dementia are now available free of charge online.

  • 27 March 2018
  • News

PHE offers convincing proof on water fluoridation

A NEW report from Public Health England shows that water fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay and finds no convincing evidence of adverse health effects.

  • 26 March 2018
  • News

Nearly four in 10 cancers preventable with lifestyle changes

OVER 37 per cent of cancers diagnosed each year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK.

  • 26 March 2018
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Safety concerns over some online primary care providers

CARE Quality Commission inspectors have found that 43 per cent of independent online primary care services in England are not providing ‘safe’ care in accordance with relevant regulations.

  • 26 March 2018
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GMC asks doctors about burnout

DOCTORS are being asked about the impact of burnout and exhaustion for the first time as part of the General Medical Council’s annual national training survey (NTS).

  • 21 March 2018
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"Terms of reference" set in gross negligence manslaughter review

THE GMC has announced the terms of reference for its independent review into how gross negligence manslaughter is applied to medical practice.

  • 19 March 2018
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Early scan recommended for pancreatic cancer

PATIENTS with suspected pancreatic cancer should be offered PET-CT scans to speed up diagnosis and more accurately stage the disease to determine if operable.

  • 13 March 2018
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NHS crisis worse than last year, survey indicates

THE NHS is a system "pushed to its limits", says the Royal College of Physicians in response to survey results in its NHS Reality Check Update 2018.

  • 13 March 2018
  • News

RCGP warns over “culture of blame”

THE Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has warned that an unintended consequence of the recent Bawa-Garba case could be a “regression to a blame culture”.

  • 08 March 2018
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