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Caution urged over Skype consultations
DOCTORS considering consulting with patients via internet services such as Skype must be aware of potential pitfalls.
UK dental care highly rated by patients
DENTAL treatment in the UK is well-explained, provides value for money and delivers high levels of satisfaction among patients, according to a new report.
Doctors misjudge patient preferences
DOCTORS frequently misjudge patients’ preferences regarding treatment, according to research from the US and Wales.
GPs not engaging with fit notes
DOCTORS are not using the ‘fit note’ system as intended, according to a survey of HR professionals.
Be alert for oral cancer
FAILURE to spot intraoral malignancy can have serious repercussions for patients – and also dentists, says MDDUS dental adviser Rachael Bell.
Poor communication sparks more complaints
INSINCERE apologies and poor communication are among the factors behind a rise in NHS complaints in England, according to the health service ombudsman.
Don’t scrap the EWTD, juniors say
JUNIOR doctors’ leaders have spoken out in defence of the European Working Time Directive despite concerns over its impact on training and patient safety.
Training crisis threatens department closures
FAILINGS in medical training could spark last-minute closures in hospital departments across Wales, it has been reported.
BDA calls for concerted action on tooth whitening
THE British Dental Association is calling on dentists, Trading Standard officials and the GDC to join forces to put an end to teeth whitening treatments being supplied illegally by non-qualified individuals.
Quarter of bowel cancer diagnosed as emergency
OVER a quarter of bowel cancer patients in England are diagnosed at emergency admission to hospital, according to the National Bowel Cancer Audit.