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GMC reinforces standards for medical students
MEDICAL students must understand the importance of patient confidentiality and behaving appropriately on social media among other professional values set out in new guidance from the GMC.
Safety programme sees 20,000 fewer deaths in Scotland
OVER 20,000 fewer deaths have occurred in Scottish hospitals since the launch of a patient safety programme, new figures reveal.
CQC pledges to inspect “good” practices every five years
GENERAL medical practices in England rated "good" or "outstanding" will be inspected at a maximum interval of five years, according to a new report detailing the five-year strategy of the Care Quality Commission.
Dramatic fall in GP antibiotic prescribing
ANTIBIOTIC prescribing by GPs in England has fallen by 7.3 per cent in just one year, according to figures released by NHS Improvement.
Updated FGDP(UK) guidelines on dental clinical examination and record keeping
THE Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) will launch a new edition of its good practice guidelines on Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping this week at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition in Manchester.
Spotting the ‘vital signs’ of burnout
THE Royal Medical Benevolent Fund has developed a free downloadable online guide for doctors and their families called The Vital Signs by Dr Richard Stevens, which highlights common stressful trigger points for doctors, as well as signposting help and advice.
Decline in tooth decay among five year olds in England
TOOTH decay among five year olds in England has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, according to a survey by Public Health England.
New health safety group to prevent future harm
UNDERSTANDING the causes of harm and preventing future harm should be the main focus of a new independent patient safety investigation group.
Medical error third leading cause of death in US
MEDICAL error is the third most common cause of death in the US according to estimates in a study published in the BMJ.
Dental health crucial in diabetic patients
PRIORITISING oral health of those with diabetes would not only save millions of pounds but also provide those patients with a better quality of life, says the Oral Health Foundation.