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NICE reaffirms no antibiotic prophylaxis for infective endocarditis

NICE has reaffirmed that antibiotics should not be prescribed to prevent infective endocarditis.

  • 25 September 2015
  • News

Poor apology most common patient complaint

AN inadequate apology was the most common reason hospital patient complaints in England were escalated to the Ombudsman last year, a new report shows.

  • 24 September 2015
  • News

Call for mandatory medical report in firearm licensing

FIREARM licences should not be granted to any applicant without a current medical report from a GP, according to a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

  • 18 September 2015
  • News

Four-week target for cancer diagnosis

THE government has pledged that from 2020 people with suspected cancer will be diagnosed within 28 days of being referred by a GP.

  • 15 September 2015
  • News

Mandatory FGM reporting in England and Wales

DOCTORS in England and Wales will be required to report "known" cases of female genital mutilation in girls under age 18 from October 2015.

  • 14 September 2015
  • News

New safety standards to avoid “never events”

NEW national safety standards have been published in a bid to avoid so-called “never events” in NHS surgical care.

  • 11 September 2015
  • News

Full patient record access by 2016

PATIENTS should be able to access their full GP medical records online by 2016, the health secretary has announced.

  • 03 September 2015
  • News

New service to help stressed GPs

GPs suffering from stress and burnout will be able to access a nationally-specified occupational health service in England from 2016.

  • 03 September 2015
  • News