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BMA surveys members on assisted dying stance

The BMA has launched a survey among members to re-examine its stance on assisted dying.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Smartphone apps to detect skin cancer found unreliable

SMARTPHONE apps used to assess suspicious skin lesions cannot be relied upon to detect melanomas and other skin cancers, according to a study published in the BMJ.

  • 12 February 2020
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ED performance in Scotland worst on record

EMERGENCY departments across Scotland clocked the worst monthly four-hour performance on record in December 2019, according to figures released by Scottish Government.

  • 12 February 2020
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Improved reporting for adverse drug reactions

REPORTING adverse drug reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme has been made easier thanks to a technology update.

  • 12 February 2020
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No immediate change in how doctors are regulated after Brexit

THE GMC has confirmed that there will be no "imminent changes" to how doctors are regulated or how non-UK doctors are registered after the UK leaves the European Union on 31 January 2020.

  • 30 January 2020
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Stop tiptoeing around reform of personal injury compensation

MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny has challenged the Government to stop "tiptoeing around reform" and overhaul the way personal injury compensation is awarded in England and Wales.

  • 29 January 2020
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Healthcare quality worse for the worse off

PEOPLE living in the most deprived areas of England experience a worse quality of NHS care and poorer health outcomes than people living in the least deprived areas, according to research undertaken by QualityWatch.

  • 29 January 2020
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NHS staff urged to tackle climate “health emergency”

A MAJOR campaign has been launched to tackle the climate “health emergency” by pushing for a greener NHS.

  • 29 January 2020
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GDC commitment to “right touch” regulation welcomed

A CONTINUED focus on "upstream regulation" is among key themes in a Costed Corporate Plan 2020 recently published by the GDC.

  • 29 January 2020
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Time extension for dentists reported to GDC

DENTISTS who have been reported to the General Dental Council can apply for more time to prepare their comments under a new pilot scheme.

  • 22 January 2020
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