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Majority of hospital patients positive about care, survey shows
THE majority of hospital inpatients in England were happy with the care they received but those with a mental health condition highlighted areas for improvement, a new survey has found.
Poor dental health among London homeless
AROUND 70 per cent of homeless people surveyed in London have reported losing teeth since becoming homeless, with 15 per cent having to resort to self-extraction.
Scotland promises faster access to new treatments for rare diseases
Visa cap change to tackle NHS recruitment gap
IMMIGRATION rules are to be relaxed in a bid to attract more healthcare professionals to the UK, the Home Office has announced.
Occupational health for dental staff in Scotland
A NEW occupational health service for dentists and dental practice staff in Scotland is now accessible as of 1 June 2018.
Homeopathy challenge rejected by High Court
A LEGAL challenge by the British Homeopathic Association to overturn plans to no longer routinely fund homeopathy on the NHS has been rejected by the High Court.
Clear guidance needed on gross negligence manslaughter
A POLICY review has called for the establishment of a working group to set out a “clear explanatory statement” of the law on gross negligence manslaughter.
Rise in emergency readmissions for “preventable” conditions
EMERGENCY hospital readmissions for "potentially preventable" conditions have risen by 41 per cent in the last seven years, according to analysis from the Nuffield Trust.
Wales opts for state-backed indemnity
THE Welsh government has decided to introduce a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in Wales from April 2019 – following in the footsteps of the recent decision by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in England.
Data opt-out for patients in England
THE “national data opt-out” has been launched in England allowing patients to refuse to have their confidential information used for research or planning purposes.