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Changes for NHS dental practices in Scotland
ADULT NHS dental patients must be given an examination when they register with a new practice in Scotland.
Reduced antibiotic prescribing following incentive scheme
ANTIBIOTIC prescribing in primary care in England fell 7.9 per cent between April and December 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to statistics released by NHS England.
Doctors suffering depression are less likely to reach out for help
OVER 80 per cent of doctors know of other doctors experiencing mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, according to a new survey published by the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund.
New GMC advice on supporting transgender patients
NEW advice to help doctors support transgender patients has been published by the GMC.
“Simple interventions” reduce high-risk prescribing
A TRIAL “intervention” in a cohort of Scottish GP practices reduced the rate of high-risk prescribing of antiplatelet medications and NSAIDs and led to fewer hospital admissions for adverse drug reactions, according to a study led by NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee.
New GDC language checks effective 1 April
ALL dentists and dental care professionals applying to join or return to the GDC register will have their proficiency in English language considered as of 1 April 2016.
Revalidation guidance aims to reduce administrative burden
NEW updated guidelines to assist GPs with appraisal and revalidation and reduce the administrative burden have been published by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Incentive scheme to reduce antibiotic prescribing in England
AN incentive scheme to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in hospitals, general practices and other healthcare settings has been launched by NHS England.
Major review of revalidation
A REVIEW looking at the impact of revalidation and how to improve it has been launched by the General Medical Council.
New whistleblowing guardian resigns
THE new “national guardian” whose role was to encourage NHS staff in England to raise concerns has resigned just weeks before she was due to take up the post.