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Referral delays linked to lower UK cancer survival

LOWER cancer survival rates in the UK have been linked to delays in GPs referring patients for tests or to specialists, according research published in BMJ Open

  • 29 May 2015
  • News

Dental consensus on tackling antimicrobial resistance

A CONSENSUS report setting out a comprehensive blueprint to help dentists play their part in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been launched by the BDA.

  • 29 May 2015
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GDC expresses “disappointment” with Queen’s Speech

THE General Dental Council has expressed "extreme disappointment" that the Queen’s Speech did not include a Bill to reform professional regulation, despite "widespread consensus that it is necessary".

  • 29 May 2015
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Inpatient survey reveals needed improvements in shared decision-making

JUST over half (54 per cent) of NHS hospital inpatients in England do not feel that they are "definitely" involved in decisions about their care and treatment, according to a 2014 survey commissioned by the Care Quality Commission.

  • 29 May 2015
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Campaign against “too much medicine”

A CULTURE of over-treatment amongst medical professionals is leading to poor care and even patient harm, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges has said.

  • 27 May 2015
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Drop in private dental complaints

THE number of complaints about private care handled by the Dental Complaints Service (DCS) dropped by more than 40 per cent last year, new figures show.

  • 27 May 2015
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Greater public involvement in NHS inspections

A BIG rise in the number of patients and carers taking part in NHS inspections in England will take place from November, the Care Quality Commission has announced.

  • 21 May 2015
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Women medical students better at spotting poor behaviour

FEMALE medical students are better than men at identifying unacceptable behaviour, according to a survey on professionalism by the General Medical Council.

  • 20 May 2015
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