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New e-traffic light for GP referrals shows promise

AN e-traffic light system for GP referrals has proved successful in offering patients reduced hospital waiting times in a London pilot.

  • 27 April 2018
  • News

Help at hand in diagnosing Lyme disease

NEW NICE guidance aims to help doctors spot Lyme disease so that NHS treatment can be offered promptly.

  • 27 April 2018
  • News

Lower death rates among older surgeons

PATIENTS undergoing emergency surgery had slightly lower death rates when operated on by older surgeons compared to younger ones, a new US study suggests.

  • 27 April 2018
  • News

Dental phobia linked to socio-economic factors

HIGH dental anxiety has been found to be significantly associated with a lower health‐related quality of life (HRQL) among adults, according findings from a study published in the International Dental Journal.

  • 27 April 2018
  • News

New research into GMC referrals

NEW research has been commissioned to find out why some doctors – particularly those who are black, Asian or minority ethnic (BME) – are referred to the General Medical Council by their employers more often than others.

  • 27 April 2018
  • News

Urgent MHRA update on valproate use

VALPROATE medicines must no longer be used in women or girls of childbearing potential unless a Pregnancy Prevention Programme is in place, according to new guidance from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

  • 27 April 2018
  • News

GMC recruits for a new chair

The General Medical Council is recruiting for a new chair to take over from Professor Sir Terence Stephenson on the upcoming completion of his four-year term.

  • 26 April 2018
  • News

RCGP advice on online consultations

A GUIDANCE document "with questions to ask" when considering the provision of online consultations to patients has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

  • 23 April 2018
  • News

Multimorbidity poses global threat

MULTIMORBIDITY is common and on the rise worldwide but the causes are poorly understood and strategies for its prevention are lacking, according to a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences.

  • 23 April 2018
  • News

Factors in missed GP appointments

AGE and socio-economic status were significant factors in the one in five patients missing more than two GP appointments, as observed over a three-year period in a recent study published in the Lancet.

  • 23 April 2018
  • News