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Vision for “realistic medicine” by 2025
ALL healthcare professionals in Scotland will be practising “realistic medicine” by 2025 in a bid to increase patient involvement and reduce overtreatment.
Survey indicates widespread illegal online antibiotic prescribing
A SURVEY of online pharmacies found that 45 per cent offered antibiotics without a prescription.
Bill Moyes reappointed GDC chair
BILL Moyes has been reappointed as Chair of the General Dental Council.
Expert team to help under-pressure GPs
A SCHEME to help GP practices in England facing workload and workforce pressures get “back on track” has been launched by the Royal College of GPs.
Finalists announced for BMJ Awards 2017
MORE than 60 healthcare teams have made it to the final of the 2017 BMJ Awards – once again with headline sponsorship from MDDUS.
Practices playing music “must buy a licence”
DOCTORS and dentists who play the radio or other forms of music in their practice must buy a licence or risk legal action.
New NHS guidance on avoiding conflicts of interest
NEW guidelines to strengthen the management of potential conflicts of interest among NHS staff have been published by NHS England.
Registration deadline for independent clinics
ALL independent dental clinics – or totally private practices – in Scotland must be registered with Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) by 1 April 2017.
GMC proposes single licensing assessment
ALL doctors wanting to join the medical register and practice in the UK may be required to pass a standardised Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA), under new proposals by the GMC.
New mental health support service for GPs
GPs suffering from stress, depression or addiction can seek help from a new multi-million pound support service in England.