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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.
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.
New measures to support Scottish whistleblowers
WHISTLEBLOWING cases in Scotland are to be scrutinised by a new independent national officer.
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.
Dentists given access to emergency care summary
DENTISTS in Scotland have been granted access to emergency care summary records (ECS).
NICE launches new cancer strategy
NEW guidance to help GPs diagnose cancer earlier could save thousands of lives, says NICE.
Higher fees for RCGP trainees
TRAINEE GPs will pay almost £600 more in membership fees, the Royal College of GPs has announced.
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.
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.
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.