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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
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Survey shows low symptom awareness for bowel cancer

A QUARTER of people (25 per cent) could only name one of the five most common bowel cancer symptoms, according to a poll of 4,000 UK adults.

  • 23 April 2018
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GMC resource on trans healthcare

ONLINE guidance on providing healthcare to trans and non-binary people is now available on the GMC website.

  • 23 April 2018
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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.

  • 28 March 2018
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Dementia dental guidance goes online

NEW guidelines to help dentists provide better care for patients with dementia are now available free of charge online.

  • 27 March 2018
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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.

  • 26 March 2018
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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.

  • 26 March 2018
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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.

  • 26 March 2018
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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).

  • 21 March 2018
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"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.

  • 19 March 2018
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