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Government announces strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths
A NEW maternity strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths in England has been announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Children’s oral health conference
A ONE day conference to discuss issues and explore effective approaches in helping to encourage positive oral health in children will be held on 25 January at the Museum of London.
Negative perceptions of general practice fuelling recruitment crisis
MORE than three quarters (76 per cent) of medical students report hearing negative comments about general practice from clinicians, educational trainers and/or academics by the time they reach their final year at university, according to a new report from the RCGP and the Medical Schools Council.
Effective antibiotic use can halve superbug infections
PROGRAMMES to ensure effective use of antibiotics can halve the number of hospital infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Complaints handling processes risk doctors' health
POOR processes and prolonged timescales in the investigation of GMC and other complaints against doctors are associated with decreased psychological welfare and increased defensive practice, according to a study published in BMJ Open.
Annual GDC renewal for dentists
ANNUAL GDC registration renewal for dentists has opened with a final deadline of 31 December.
Discontinuity of care linked to emergency admission risk
A LACK of continuity in the primary care of patients over age 65 has been linked to a higher risk of emergency hospital admission, according to a new study.
Report medicine side effects, campaign urges
DOCTORS are being urged to report side effects from over-the-counter medicines in a new social media campaign from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
“Further improvement” in performance at GDC
THE General Dental Council has shown further improvement by meeting all but one of the 24 standards set down by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
“Bad apples” and other perpetrators behind professional misconduct
AN analysis of professional misconduct among health and care professionals by the Professional Standards Authority has found that not all perpetrators are simply "bad apples".