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Patients benefit from internet health searches
PATIENTS who research their symptoms on the internet can gain more from their GP consultation, according to a study in the British Journal of General Practice.
Consider thrombolysis for all stroke patients
ALL stroke patients should be considered for thrombolysis according to a new guideline published by the Intercollegiate stroke working party of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
NHS pays out £3.1 billion for maternity claims over 10 years
CLAIMS arising from maternity units continue to be the single most costly type of litigation in the NHS according to a new report from the NHS Litigation Authority, which manages legal claims made against the health service in England.
Juniors told to smarten up
TRAINEE doctors who dress too casually for work could be causing anxiety among older patients on some NHS wards, it has been reported.
Revalidation to officially launch in December
REVALIDATION for all doctors will officially begin in December, the health secretary has confirmed.
Launch of charter to protect whistleblowers
NHS employees who raise concerns at work will be protected under a new national charter.
Social media guide for doctors
DOCTORS should apply old-fashioned “Wild West” principles when using social media such as Twitter and Facebook, according to new draft guidance from the RCGP.
Rise in complaints about private dentists
THE number of complaints made about private dental treatment rose by 17 per cent last year, new figures show.
Ward rounds key element in patient safety
A "CONCERTED culture change" is needed to improve the quality of ward rounds in order to ensure safe, effective patient care.
GDC consults on direct access to dental team
THE GDC is calling for views on a proposal to allow “direct access” to any member of the dental without referral from a dentist.