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Funding boost for GPs suffering burnout in General Practice Forward View
SUPPORT services for GPs suffering from burnout in England are to be given a multi-million pound cash injection, it has been announced.
Regulation of independent clinics in Scotland
HEALTHCARE Improvement Scotland (HIS) will now regulate all independent medical and dental clinics in Scotland.
Revalidation “starting to have an impact” says GMC
FOUR out of 10 doctors are changing the way they practise as a result of their last appraisal, according to a three-year study into the impact of revalidation.
Hi-tech funding for Scottish dentists
GRANTS worth £350 are being awarded to Scottish dental practices as part of plans to reduce paper and make greater use of technology.
NHS England launches standardised whistleblowing policy
A NEW standardised national whistleblowing policy has been launched by NHS Improvement in England with a pledge to support staff who raise concerns about the safety or quality of patient care no matter where they work in the NHS.
GMC issues statement on refusing unsafe rotas
DOCTORS asked to cover rota gaps should carefully consider their own health and welfare and the impact on their practice if they are exhausted, says the GMC.
GPs overprescribing antibiotics for toothaches
MORE than half of patients visiting a GP with a dental problem in the last 10 years were prescribed antibiotics, often unnecessarily, according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice.
NICE guidance to minimise risk in prescribing controlled drugs
NEW guidance on prescribing controlled drugs has been issued by NICE, drawing together up-to-date legislation and existing advice.
Wide variation in death rates after emergency general surgery
DEATH rates among patients undergoing emergency general surgery are almost 12 times higher at some Trusts compared to others, according to a report by the Nuffield Trust.
Dentist addresses to be removed from GDC register
THE full addresses of dental care professionals will no longer be published on the General Dental Council website under new plans announced by the regulator.