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Referrals to MPTS increase
THE GMC referred 40 per cent more cases to the MPTS (Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service) in 2018 according to figures were released in advance of the annual fitness to practise report.
Report highlights electronic prescribing risks
ELECTRONIC medication systems can put patient safety at risk if not properly implemented, according the findings of an investigation report by the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB).
Dental faculty guidance goes online
KEY guidance for dentists and their teams has been made available for free online.
Record numbers beating breast cancer in the UK
THE death rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer has fallen by 44 per cent over the past 30 years, new figures have revealed.
National academy to boost social prescribing
A NEW organisation is being set up to promote social prescribing in England and will be headed by outgoing RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard.
Mental health scheme for doctors and dentists extended
A SCHEME providing 24/7 mental health support to NHS doctors and dentists has been rolled out across England.
GDC reduces annual retention fee
THE GDC has announced a reduction in its annual retention fee (ARF).
Rise in antidepressant use in over-65s
A RECENT study has revealed a significant increase in antidepressant use over two decades in people aged 65 and older.
NHS whistleblower support scheme extended
A SCHEME to provide NHS whistleblowers with practical support is to be rolled out across England following successful pilots.
Deprivation link in addiction to prescription medicines
DEPENDENCE on prescription medicines is higher in areas of deprivation, according to a new review published by Public Health England.