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Trainees to have mandatory recovery period after nightshift
JUNIOR doctors in Scotland are to be given a mandatory 46-hour recovery period after a run of night shifts before they can return to work.
HPV vaccination extended to boys
ADOLESCENT boys in the UK will now be given the HPV vaccine after a long campaign by healthcare organisations, including the BDA.
Significant backlogs in radiology reporting
WIDE national variation in timescales for radiology results, with significant backlogs, have been reported in a new Care Quality Commission (CQC) review.
Dental prevention pilot proves successful
A SCHEME for prevention-focused dental care piloted in 73 practices in England has led to “reduced or maintained levels” of tooth decay in 90 per cent of patients, according to a Government evaluation.
NHS patient app due for December release
NHS patients in England will be able to access their GP record and book appointments using a free app from December 2018.
NHS litigation costs continue to rise
THE cost of medical negligence claims to the NHS in England continues to rise despite a record reduction in formal litigation as more claims are mediated.
Lower death rates with patient continuity of care
A NEW study looking at continuity of care has concluded that patients who see the same doctor over time have lower death rates.
Patient-centred care yields mixed results
AN emphasis on patient-centred care in dealing with multimorbidity in primary care yields mixed results according to a new study.
Marx medical manslaughter review invites written evidence
A GMC working group looking into gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in the medical profession in Scotland has invited written submissions as the latest stage of its review.
Mixed review for NHS in global comparison
A GLOBAL comparison of healthcare systems has found that that NHS performs worse than average in the treatment of eight out of the 12 most common causes of death – but provides unusually good financial protection to the public from the consequences of ill health.