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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.