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Clearer guidance for doctors on confidentiality

DOCTORS may be allowed to breach confidentiality without consent to protect a patient from a serious crime such as murder – even if no one else is at risk, according to updated guidance from the General Medical Council.

  • 26 January 2017
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GDC aims for “right touch” regulation

THE General Dental Council has recognised that greater clarity is needed in regard to the "serious nature of impaired fitness to practise" and that anything short of that should be dealt with using "alternative tools with the right touch".

  • 26 January 2017
  • News

Improved lung cancer survival

A NEW report shows a seven per cent increase in lung cancer patients surviving for longer than one year compared with results from 2010.

  • 25 January 2017
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More urgent dental care slots could reduce A&E pressure

DENTISTS could help ease pressures on accident and emergency departments if more in-hours urgent care slots were commissioned, according to the British Dental Association.

  • 17 January 2017
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Final call for BMJ Awards entries

HEALTHCARE teams have just a few days left to enter The BMJ Awards 2017 – once again with headline sponsorship from MDDUS.

  • 17 January 2017
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Revalidation requirements need greater clarity

A NEW review of medical revalidation urges greater clarity in required supporting information, as well as re-doubled efforts to reduce workload and duplication for GPs also engaged with the CQC and NHSE in England.

  • 13 January 2017
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New app for GMC guidance

AN app that allows healthcare professionals to conveniently access Good medial practice (GMP) guidance has been launched by the GMC.

  • 13 January 2017
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GPs not best placed in A&E, says RCGP

PROPOSALS to place GPs in emergency departments to treat patients with minor illnesses could actually increase pressure on A&E services.

  • 11 January 2017
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Dental patients resort to A&E

THE cost of dental patients attending for treatment at hospital A&Es could be ten times government estimates, according to new research.

  • 11 January 2017
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GDC to “support and empower” dental profession

PREVENTION will form the focus of activity at the General Dental Council as the regulator promises a system that is fairer for dental professionals and safer for patients.

  • 11 January 2017
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