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April sees launch of new duty of candour provisions in Scotland
NEW duty of candour provisions in Scotland come into effect on 1 April.
Dementia dental guidance goes online
NEW guidelines to help dentists provide better care for patients with dementia are now available free of charge online.
PHE offers convincing proof on water fluoridation
A NEW report from Public Health England shows that water fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay and finds no convincing evidence of adverse health effects.
Safety concerns over some online primary care providers
CARE Quality Commission inspectors have found that 43 per cent of independent online primary care services in England are not providing ‘safe’ care in accordance with relevant regulations.
Nearly four in 10 cancers preventable with lifestyle changes
OVER 37 per cent of cancers diagnosed each year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK.
GMC asks doctors about burnout
DOCTORS are being asked about the impact of burnout and exhaustion for the first time as part of the General Medical Council’s annual national training survey (NTS).
"Terms of reference" set in gross negligence manslaughter review
THE GMC has announced the terms of reference for its independent review into how gross negligence manslaughter is applied to medical practice.
Early scan recommended for pancreatic cancer
PATIENTS with suspected pancreatic cancer should be offered PET-CT scans to speed up diagnosis and more accurately stage the disease to determine if operable.
NHS crisis worse than last year, survey indicates
THE NHS is a system "pushed to its limits", says the Royal College of Physicians in response to survey results in its NHS Reality Check Update 2018.
Extra whistleblowing protection for Scottish trainees
EXTRA legal protections have been introduced by NHS Scotland for junior doctors and other postgraduate trainees treated unfairly for whistleblowing.