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Review of gross negligence manslaughter
MDDUS has welcomed the announcement by Jeremy Hunt that there will be an urgent review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare in light of the High Court case involving Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
New dental college nearing reality
THE Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)) is taking forward plans to form a new College of General Dentistry and pursue a Royal Charter.
Multimillion pound payout for GP innovation
TEN companies will share in a multimillion pound windfall to develop new technologies aimed at easing GP workloads.
More detail on state-backed indemnity expected in May
GPs in England can expect further details in May on state-backed indemnity plans for general practice, according to an update by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the BMA.
Plans revealed to tackle medication errors
AMBITIOUS new plans to reduce medication errors in England have been unveiled by the health secretary as new research suggests they could contribute to as many as 22,000 deaths each year.
GMC accepts new English language test
OVERSEAS doctors who want to work in the UK can now sit an alternative, more practical English language test.
Steady decrease in Scottish hospital mortality
NEW figures have revealed there were 7,800 fewer than expected deaths in Scottish hospitals between the first quarter of 2014 and the third quarter of 2017 – a drop of 10.6 per cent.
Pharmacist first for minor illnesses
A NEW health campaign in England is urging patients to first contact local pharmacists for clinical advice and treatment for minor health concerns.
Duty of candour reaffirmed
SENIOR healthcare officials in Scottish Government have reaffirmed the need for all health and social care staff to be able to “reflect safely and openly” when things go wrong – this is light of the recent High Court judgment in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
HPV vaccination for men having sex with men
A NATIONWIDE HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men will be introduced in England.