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