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Defibrillators in every Scottish dental practice
DEFIBRILLATORS are to be installed in every NHS dental practice in Scotland.
Jobs shortage "better than last year"
MORE than three per cent of trainee doctors are still waiting to find a job, new figures show.
New rules on GP trainee learning time
TRAINEE GPs must be able to attend at least 70 per cent of their annual formal teaching programme, according to new guidance.
MenB vaccination to be introduced
PLANS to introduce the meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine into the childhood vaccination programme in England have been announced by the Department of Health.
Unemployment warning for future doctors
DOCTORS in the UK could be heading for a period of underemployment or even unemployment, the BMA has warned.
Billions lost to healthcare fraud
OVER £5 billion is being lost from the NHS annually due to fraud with a further £2 billion being lost to financial error according to estimates in a new report.
Infant deaths at record low in Scotland
STILLBIRTHS, perinatal deaths and infant deaths in Scotland are at their lowest ever recorded level, according to new statistics.
Fluoridation reduces childhood tooth decay
RESEARCH published by Public Health England has found that in areas with water fluoridation schemes 45 per cent fewer children aged one to four are admitted to hospital for tooth decay.
Government scheme to incentivise safety
A SCHEME to reduce avoidable harm in hospitals in England will seek to incentivise safety by offering reduced indemnity premiums paid to the NHS Litigation Authority.
NHS complaints process “too complex”
CONCERNS about poor NHS care often go unreported because of the complexity of the system, according to a new survey.