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New guidance on reducing alcohol risks

DRINKING any amount of alcohol will increase the risk of developing a range of cancers, according to new guidance from the UK’s chief medical officers.

  • 30 August 2016
  • News

MDDUS urges early reform to reduce cost pressure on indemnity rates

MDDUS has urged the government to work toward early implementation of measures to reduce legal costs in clinical negligence cases.

  • 30 August 2016
  • News

Survey suggests dentists not taking sufficient breaks

A SURVEY of dentists found that less than 40 per cent take a lunchbreak and over 60 per cent take no small breaks at all.

  • 30 August 2016
  • News

Dental indemnity declaration

THE GDC has announced that 96 per cent of dental care professionals (DCPs) successfully renewed their registration this summer by paying their annual retention fee and making a declaration of adequate and appropriate indemnity.

  • 30 August 2016
  • News

Call for longer, fewer GP consultations

The BMA is calling for the standard 10-minute GP consultation to be increased to 15 and the total number of consultations per day limited to 25 rather than the 40 or more per GP seen in some surgeries.

  • 30 August 2016
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Helpful receptionists can boost patient satisfaction

UNHELPFUL GP receptionists can lead to lower patient satisfaction scores, according to new research published in the British Journal of General Practice.

  • 29 August 2016
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GPs lacking confidence in neurological referrals

OVER half of GPs in England do not feel confident in their ability to make an initial assessment and referral for people presenting with signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and 84 per cent would see benefit in further training on identifying and managing people presenting with neurological conditions.

  • 22 August 2016
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Reduced hospital pneumonia deaths

HOSPITAL deaths from the most common form of pneumonia decreased by 14 per cent between 2009 and 2015, according to new research published by the British Thoracic Society (BTS).

  • 19 August 2016
  • News

“Worrying” levels of stress among primary care staff

ALMOST 90 per cent of NHS primary care workers find their work life stressful, according to a new survey.

  • 16 August 2016
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GP practice fined £40K by ICO

A GP practice has been fined £40,000 by the Information Commissioner for revealing confidential details about a woman and her family to her estranged ex-partner.

  • 15 August 2016
  • News