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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.

  • 04 July 2018
  • News

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.

  • 29 June 2018
  • News

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.

  • 28 June 2018
  • News

GMC reduces annual retention fees

THE GMC has announced that all registered doctors with an annual retention fee date of 1 April or later will pay a reduced fee of £390 instead of £425 this year.

  • 28 June 2018
  • News

Call for stricter rules on online drug sales

TOUGHER safeguards are needed to protect people buying medicines online including a ban on the sale of drugs such as antibiotics and opiates, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has warned.

  • 28 June 2018
  • News

Majority of hospital patients positive about care, survey shows

THE majority of hospital inpatients in England were happy with the care they received but those with a mental health condition highlighted areas for improvement, a new survey has found.

  • 22 June 2018
  • News

New dental amalgam restrictions come into effect

NEW regulations on the use of dental amalgam in treatment come into effect from 1 July.

  • 22 June 2018
  • News

Poor dental health among London homeless

AROUND 70 per cent of homeless people surveyed in London have reported losing teeth since becoming homeless, with 15 per cent having to resort to self-extraction.

  • 22 June 2018
  • News

Scotland promises faster access to new treatments for rare diseases

PATIENTS in Scotland with very rare diseases will get faster access to new treatments following a revised decision-making process on approving clinical effectiveness.

  • 22 June 2018
  • News

Visa cap change to tackle NHS recruitment gap

IMMIGRATION rules are to be relaxed in a bid to attract more healthcare professionals to the UK, the Home Office has announced.

  • 21 June 2018
  • News