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“Stark challenge” for NHS over excessive drinking

EMERGENCY hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions have increased by more than 50 per cent in nine years and now top 250,000 a year, a new report shows.

  • 23 December 2015
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Patient satisfaction ratings linked to antibiotic prescribing

GPs handing out fewer prescriptions for antibiotics get lower patient satisfaction ratings according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice.

  • 21 December 2015
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Revalidation “on track” says GMC

NEARLY 75 per cent of doctors should be revalidated by April 2016 says the GMC.

  • 21 December 2015
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Diabetics should have periodontal checks

REGULAR periodontal checks could reduce the risk of serious complications in diabetes sufferers, a leading specialist has said.

  • 18 December 2015
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Report finds confused regulatory landscape for dentists

A REPORT published by the CQC and other regulatory bodies has concluded that there is currently no "clear model" of regulation for dentists in England, with "limited understanding between organisations of who does what, when and how".

  • 17 December 2015
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Individualised approach needed in end of life care

DOCTORS should avoid taking a “blanket” approach when providing end of life care.

  • 16 December 2015
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GMC confirms small ARF rise and operational shift to Manchester

DOCTORS in the UK will pay an extra £5 next year to remain licensed to practise medicine but those in training will see no rise in their annual retention fee (ARF).

  • 15 December 2015
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Hospital complaints poorly investigated

HOSPITALS in England are failing to conduct proper investigations into complaints about avoidable harm and death according to quality review published by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

  • 14 December 2015
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GMC promotes discussion on GoodDoctors

A NEW website for medical professionals has been launched by the GMC to provide a forum for discussion on the "real life challenges" faced in medicine today.

  • 14 December 2015
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CBT could be effective adjunct in reducing dental phobia

COGNITIVE behavioural therapy (CBT) could provide an effective means of treating dental phobic patients without the need for sedation, according to researchers at King’s College London.

  • 11 December 2015
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