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Sepsis campaign focuses on early signs

THE five early signs of sepsis are being highlighted in a new public awareness campaign from the Scottish Government.

  • 30 April 2019
  • News

Record numbers get NHS cancer checks

THE number of people checked for signs of cancer exceeded two million for the first time last year, NHS England has revealed.

  • 30 April 2019
  • News

High percentage doctors suffer burnout…or make that “moral injury”

A NEW BMA survey has found that eight out of 10 doctors are at a substantial risk of burnout.

  • 30 April 2019
  • News

Medical certificate for terminally ill abuse victims

TERMINALLY ill patients in Scotland who suffered childhood abuse in care must ask their doctor to confirm their condition to claim compensation.

  • 29 April 2019
  • News

Direct link between frailty and oral health

FRAIL older people have a much greater risk of oral health problems, according to new research.

  • 29 April 2019
  • News

“Disease mongering” burdens global healthcare

EXPANDING definitions of disease are leading to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatment and pose a major threat to human health and the sustainability of health systems, according to a paper published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Post-surgical deaths in Scotland fall by a third

DEATHS following surgery have been reduced by more than a third in Scotland since the implementation of a safety checklist as part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Involve dentists in wider disease prevention

DENTISTS could play a much wider role in detecting health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says the Faculty of Dental Surgery.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Unprofessional behaviour targeted in pilot scheme

A PILOT programme has been launched to help doctors tackle unprofessional behaviour which threatens patient safety.

  • 25 April 2019
  • News