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GMC publishes interim standards for PAs and AAs
AN interim standards guidance document for physician associates and anaesthesia associates has been published in advance of future regulation with the GMC.
Doctors feel unprepared for winter
OVER a third of doctors report that their organisation is not prepared for winter, according to a survey by the Royal College of Physicians London.
New information standard to reduce medication errors
A NEW information standard for medication message content will reduce medication errors and improve patient safety in England, says NHS Digital.
More beds needed as waiting list hits 5.72 million
MORE hospital beds and staff are needed says the Royal College of Surgeons of England as latest NHS performance data reveals that there were 5.72 million people in England on the NHS waiting list in August 2021.
Funding needed to tackle post-pandemic mental health burden
A SUBSTANTIAL funding boost will be needed to tackle an estimated 1.8m new presentations, recurrences or exacerbations of mental ill health in England expected as a direct or indirect result of the pandemic until 2023, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Draft guideline aims to reduce inequality in homeless healthcare
MOBILE outreach and drop-in services offering flexible appointment times could help open up healthcare access to people experiencing homelessness, according to new draft guidance.
Dissatisfaction and burnout common reasons for leaving medical practice
DISSATISFACTION and burnout were among the main reasons UK doctors gave for leaving their jobs over the period from 2004 to 2019, according to a survey carried out by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Record strain on emergency departments
EMERGENCY departments in England experienced the highest number of 12-hour and four-hour stays on record in September.
RCGP concern over “focus on access” in blueprint for general practice in England
GP leaders have expressed concern that a focus “purely on access” in a new government blueprint for general practice in England ignores other challenges in providing high-quality, personalised care.
Urgent need to improve maternity care for minority ethnic patients
THERE is an “urgent need” to improve care for mothers and babies from minority ethnic and deprived backgrounds, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has said.