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Overworked GPs risk patient safety

GP FATIGUE due to overwork threatens patient safety on a "widespread scale", says the RCGP in a new consultation paper.

  • 29 July 2015
  • News

“Considerable progress” made in tackling Scottish hospital infections

THE number of hospital acquired infections in Scottish hospitals has fallen, new quarterly figures show.

  • 29 July 2015
  • News

All trainee doctors found jobs

ALL trainee doctors on a waiting list to find jobs have been allocated a place, the UK Foundation Programme Office has confirmed.

  • 29 July 2015
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Good communication key in end-of-life care

PATIENTS and those close to them should be involved in key decisions about end-of-life care, according to new draft NICE guidance.

  • 29 July 2015
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Half of EU doctors refused UK licence over language skills

NEARLY half of European doctors who applied to the GMC for a licence to practise in the UK over the previous year were refused for not providing evidence of adequate language skills.

  • 28 July 2015
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Over 50 per cent rise in prescriptions over decade

THE UK has seen a 55.2 per cent increase in the number of prescription items dispensed over the last ten years, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

  • 23 July 2015
  • News

New Yellow Card app to report safety issues

DRUG side effects and medical device problems can now be reported electronically using the new Yellow Card app.

  • 23 July 2015
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Patients suffering due to poor hospital discharge procedures

HOSPITALS are discharging vulnerable patients without first checking they have the necessary social care support in place, according to a new report from Healthwatch England.

  • 23 July 2015
  • News

Private non-cosmetic treatment to be regulated in Scotland

PRIVATE clinics in Scotland carrying out dental and other healthcare services, including non-surgical cosmetic interventions, are to be regulated from April 2016.

  • 17 July 2015
  • News

Survey reveals parental disregard of oral health in children

PARENTAL disregard for basic principles of oral health in children is leading to unnecessary hospital admissions and costing the NHS £22 million a year.

  • 15 July 2015
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