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