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New bronchiolitis guidance aims to reduce hospital admissions

NEW guidance from NICE on the diagnosis and treatment of bronchiolitis in children is aimed at reducing anxiety among parents and cutting antibiotics prescribing.

  • 29 June 2016
  • News

Citizens Advice reports increased dental complaints

CITIZENS Advice has reported a 9 per cent increase in calls from people with dental care complaints in the last year.

  • 29 June 2016
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Health leaders react to EU Brexit vote

THE registration status of doctors who are already on the General Medical Council register will be unaffected by the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.

  • 28 June 2016
  • News

Bullying more common among NHS black and minority ethnic staff

BLACK and minority ethnic (BME) NHS staff in England are more likely to be bullied than their white colleagues, new research has shown.

  • 23 June 2016
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Hospital inpatients largely satisfied with care but less so with discharge processes

A MAJORITY of hospital inpatients (82 per cent) said they "always" have confidence and trust in doctors but only 62 per cent felt that hospital staff completely took their family or home situation into account when planning their discharge process.

  • 17 June 2016
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Birth trauma reports not good enough says RCOG report

A SIGNIFICANT number of local investigations into cases of stillbirth, early neonatal death and severe brain injury occurring as a result of incidents during term labour are of "poor quality", according the first annual report of a new initiative by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

  • 15 June 2016
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New capacity and consent tool from GMC

Doctors struggling with issues around consent and capacity can consult a new online tool launched by the General Medical Council.

  • 13 June 2016
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Hundreds of new FGM cases recorded every month

MORE than 400 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) are reported each month in England, with over half occurring in London.

  • 10 June 2016
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Cosmetic patients urged to question doctors

PATIENTS thinking of having cosmetic treatment are being urged to question their doctors in new guidance from the General Medical Council.

  • 09 June 2016
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