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Proposed 'safe space' needs further work
MDDUS believes the proposed development of a 'safe space' to protect staff in healthcare safety investigations requires further definition as interventions which are high on rhetoric and low on detailed statutory and implementation planning run the risk of being counter-productive.
Minimising risk as a GP locum
WORKING in unfamiliar surroundings means locum GPs need to take extra steps to mitigate risks and ensure patient safety is not compromised. Dr Naeem Nazem offers some tips on avoiding the pitfalls.
Significant drop in cancer deaths predicted over next two decades
CANCER deaths are expected to drop by 15 per cent over the next 20 years, according to figures released by Cancer Research UK.
Inconsistent lessons from patient deaths
NHS INVESTIGATIONS into patient deaths in England are failing to prioritise learning opportunities and are not properly involving families looking for answers, according to a review by the Care Quality Commission.
GMC fee freeze
THE General Medical Council will freeze all registration fees from April 2017 to March 2018.
Improvement in lung surgery survival
SURVIVAL rates for lung cancer surgery continue to improve as the number of operations increase, according to a new data.
“Soft opt out” organ donation consultation
PLANS for a “soft opt out” system of organ donation – where consent is presumed unless the patient opted out – have been put out for consultation by the Scottish Government.
Awards for NHS staff health initiatives
SINGING groups and walking meetings are among the staff health initiatives honoured in an NHS England awards programme.
Heavy workloads erode training
OVER 43 per cent of doctors in training have reported their workload as 'heavy' or 'very heavy' prompting concern at the GMC that training time is being eroded.
Exercise and NSAIDs first in low back pain, says NICE
EXERCISE along with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or aspirin should be first-line treatments in managing low back pain and sciatica, according to new updated guidance by NICE.