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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.
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.
Revalidation “on track” says GMC
NEARLY 75 per cent of doctors should be revalidated by April 2016 says the GMC.
Diabetics should have periodontal checks
REGULAR periodontal checks could reduce the risk of serious complications in diabetes sufferers, a leading specialist has said.
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".
Individualised approach needed in end of life care
DOCTORS should avoid taking a “blanket” approach when providing end of life care.
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).
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.
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.
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.