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Record numbers consulting NHS 111
THE number of patients in England using NHS 111 has grown steadily, with now around 20,000 people every day getting urgent health advice from a doctor, nurse, paramedic or other clinical professional over the phone, according to latest NHS data.
Wales to get new gender identity service
TRANSGENDER patients in Wales will soon be able to access care services closer to home, health secretary Vaughan Gething has announced.
Breakthrough in detecting eye disease using AI technology
A NEW digital eye scan assessment system employing artificial intelligence technology has been shown to be 94 per cent accurate in diagnosing over 50 eye diseases for referral – matching leading eye experts.
Online portal promoting child oral health
A NEW online portal providing resources on preventive oral healthcare for young children aged 0-2 years has been made available by the FGDP (UK).
Bawa-Garba to remain on medical register
DR Hadiza Bawa-Garba is to be allowed to remain on the medical register after the Court of Appeal quashed an earlier High Court decision in favour of the GMC to have her struck-off following a 2015 conviction for manslaughter by gross negligence.
GP satisfaction high despite access issues
THE vast majority of patients in England are positive about their GP practice despite some difficulties over appointment availability.
Opt-out organ donation for England
AN opt-out organ donation scheme is expected to come into effect in England in the spring of 2020.
Doctors should not be prosecuted for deaths caused by errors, RCP says
DOCTORS should not be prosecuted for deaths that result from involuntary mistakes or other errors, the Royal College of Physicians has said.
Dame Clare Marx appointed GMC chair
Dame Clare Marx has been appointed chair of the General Medical Council and will become the first woman to hold that position since the GMC was established 160 years ago.
Safe staffing levels set out by RCP
THE definition of safe staffing levels that are needed to provide care for hospital patients has been set out for the first time by the Royal College of Physicians.