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Fewer BME doctors appointed to consultant posts
BLACK and minority ethnic (BME) trainee doctors are less likely to be shortlisted and offered consultant posts than white trainees despite applying for more such posts, according to a recent report.
New plans to address violence against NHS staff
MORE than 15 per cent of NHS employees have experienced violence from patients, their relatives or the public in the last 12 months – the highest figure for five years – according to the most recent NHS staff survey.
Case highlights risk in emergency access
A RECENT Supreme Court case confirms that receptionists and other non-medically qualified staff at first point of contact owe patients a duty of care in providing accurate information on access to medical assistance
Cost of bullying in NHS England estimated at £2.28 billion
BULLYING and harassment in the NHS in England costs the UK taxpayer an estimated £2.28 billion per year according to a new study.
Serious dental decay in children may indicate neglect
DENTAL decay requiring hospital care could be a sign that a child is suffering neglect according to a study published in the BDJ.
Consent process suffers under pressure says GMC
HEAVY workloads among doctors are impacting the consent process and undermining the doctor-relationship, according to the GMC.
Nearly 400,000 dental patients consulting GPs
A NEW qualitative report has examined the reasons why an estimated 380,000 people in the UK consult GPs for dental problems each year.
Barriers to talking about dying
A NEW report highlights a feeling among some physicians that death could be perceived as a medical failure and this constitutes a barrier to talking with patients about dying.
Double check penicillin allergy
HEALTHCARE staff should double check patients who believe they are allergic to penicillin to reduce the risk of MRSA or C difficile, NICE has warned.
Essential guide for implant dentists
DENTISTS who carry out implant work can benefit from a new guide which offers practical advice on the latest developments in the field.