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New guidance on duty of candour

DOCTORS should admit mistakes and apologise to patients, according to new duty of candour guidance from the General Medical Council.

  • 29 June 2015
  • News

MDDUS welcomes plans to cap clinical negligence legal fees

MDDUS has welcomed government plans to cap legal fees in clinical negligence cases against the NHS in England.

  • 29 June 2015
  • News

New measures to support Scottish whistleblowers

WHISTLEBLOWING cases in Scotland are to be scrutinised by a new independent national officer.

  • 26 June 2015
  • News

Sleep-deprived consultants pose risk

SEVEN in ten consultants never have rest time after a busy night on call, according to figures published by the BMA.

  • 26 June 2015
  • News

Dentists given access to emergency care summary

DENTISTS in Scotland have been granted access to emergency care summary records (ECS).

  • 25 June 2015
  • News

NICE launches new cancer strategy

NEW guidance to help GPs diagnose cancer earlier could save thousands of lives, says NICE.

  • 24 June 2015
  • News

Higher fees for RCGP trainees

TRAINEE GPs will pay almost £600 more in membership fees, the Royal College of GPs has announced.

  • 24 June 2015
  • News

Childsmile hailed a success

A DENTAL health initiative in Scotland has contributed to a reported 14 per cent reduction in obvious tooth decay detected among primary one children over the last eight years and this has resulted in a saving of nearly £5 million a year in treatment costs, according to Scottish Public Health Minister Maureen Watt.

  • 19 June 2015
  • News

Unsafe asthma prescribing highlighted

NEW analysis by Asthma UK has revealed that over 22,000 UK asthma sufferers have been prescribed long-acting reliever inhalers without preventative therapy, putting lives at risk.

  • 17 June 2015
  • News

ARF reminder for DCPs

DENTAL care professionals are being reminded to pay their annual retention fee (ARF) to the General Dental Council by July 31.

  • 17 June 2015
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