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Letters to GPs brings about modest reduction in antibiotic prescribing

WRITING letters to GPs about antibiotic prescribing rates can bring about a small reduction in scripts handed out, according to a study published in the Lancet.

  • 29 February 2016
  • News

Fewer NHS staff witnessing mistakes

THE proportion of NHS staff in England who have recently witnessed mistakes or patient safety incidents is at its lowest level for four years, according to a new survey.

  • 25 February 2016
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Whistleblowing incident prompts major GDC overhaul

SIGNIFICANT changes have been made to the leadership, processes and organisational culture at the General Dental Council following an investigation into their handling of a whistleblowing incident.

  • 23 February 2016
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BMJ Awards shortlist revealed

THE nominees for the 2016 BMJ Awards have been announced.

  • 19 February 2016
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New FGM learning resources

A RANGE of new resources to help healthcare professionals understand the needs of FGM survivors are being launched online as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the issue.

  • 16 February 2016
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Patients need tailored advice on sunlight exposure, says NICE

NEW NICE guidance on exposure to sunlight published this month highlights the need for balancing risks against benefits when advising patients.

  • 12 February 2016
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Brush time for UK children

A NEW programme to teach proper tooth brushing technique to nursery and school children has been launched by the British Dental Health Foundation.

  • 12 February 2016
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Drop in public satisfaction with the NHS

SATISFACTION with the NHS across the UK fell by five per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according data published by the King’s Fund.

  • 12 February 2016
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Rise in alcohol-related deaths

ALCOHOL-RELATED deaths in the UK increased slightly in 2014 to 14.3 per 100,000 population but are still almost double those recorded in 1994, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics.

  • 11 February 2016
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GDC reforms aim to reduce stress and cost

THE introduction of case examiners in dental fitness to practise procedures should lead to reduced stress for some dentists and dental care professionals (DCPs) subject to GDC complaints.

  • 05 February 2016
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