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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
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.