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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. 

  • 29 October 2012
  • News

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). 

  • 29 October 2012
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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. 

  • 29 October 2012
  • News

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. 

  • 29 October 2012
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Revalidation to officially launch in December

REVALIDATION for all doctors will officially begin in December, the health secretary has confirmed. 

  • 19 October 2012
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Launch of charter to protect whistleblowers

NHS employees who raise concerns at work will be protected under a new national charter.

  • 19 October 2012
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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apply old-fashioned “Wild West” principles when using social media such as Twitter and Facebook, according to new draft guidance from the RCGP. 

  • 18 October 2012
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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. 

  • 10 October 2012
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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.

  • 08 October 2012
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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.

  • 08 October 2012
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