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NHS complaints in England hit 480 a day

THE NHS in England received an average of 480 written patient complaints a day over the last year, new figures show. 

  • 29 August 2014
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GPs still prescribing unnecessary antibiotics

A SURVEY of over 1,000 GPs has found that 70 per cent prescribe antibiotics because they are unsure if an infection is bacterial or viral. 

  • 28 August 2014
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Toothbrushing advice inconsistent

AN examination of toothbrushing methods promoted online found wide variations in recommended techniques and how often people should brush their teeth and for how long.

  • 28 August 2014
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Physician associates ‘mustn’t damage juniors training’

PLANS to rapidly increase the number of physician associates in the NHS must not damage junior doctors’ training, the BMA has said. 

  • 27 August 2014
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Trainees shun GP partnerships

THE vast majority of new GPs plan to avoid partnership roles in favour of locum or salaried work, a new survey shows. 

  • 27 August 2014
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Med school influences career choices

TRAINEE doctors’ career choices can be influenced by which medical school they attend, new research suggests. 

  • 26 August 2014
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Online learning module on oral anticoagulants

A NEW online learning module on reducing the side-effects of oral anticoagulants has been launched by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). 

  • 25 August 2014
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Dental advertising faces enhanced scrutiny

The GDC has announced it will be working closely with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to tackle misleading dental marketing. 

  • 25 August 2014
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Tougher sanctions plan for doctors

DOCTORS who harm patients could face sanctions even if they have improved their practice under new proposals from the General Medical Council. 

  • 22 August 2014
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Failing GP practices told to improve or be shut down

GP practices in England providing poor care will be given a deadline to make improvements, or face closure if they fail. 

  • 21 August 2014
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