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Engagement crucial in fitness to practise complaints
PROPER engagement with the fitness to practise process is a crucial factor in outcome for doctors facing MPTS hearings, according to research conducted by the GMC.
GDC urged to focus more on preventing bad practice
MDDUS has welcomed the findings of a new public attitudes survey showing that one in five respondents want the GDC to focus on preventing bad practice rather than taking action after it occurs.
End “corridor care” in A&E, says College
CARING for people in A&E corridors cannot be allowed to continue as new figures show a direct link between overcrowding and patient harm.
GDC introduces application fees
THE GDC will be introducing registration application fees from 1 January 2020.
Quarter of cancer patients experiencing diagnostic delays
A QUARTER of all cancer patients in England have experienced avoidable delays in their diagnosis, according to a study conducted by Cancer Research UK.
Four million fail to get dental care
AS many as four million adults across England face problems in accessing NHS dental care, according to new analysis from the British Dental Association.
SNOMED CT reminder for dental practices
ALL electronic systems used in the provision of NHS services are expected to employ the terminology SNOMED CT as of 1 April 2020 – and this includes dental practices.
Early prevention best option in child tooth decay
A MAJOR three-year dental study of children has found no evidence to suggest that any one of three accepted treatment strategies was better than another in stopping pain and infection from ongoing decay in primary teeth.
Opposition to scrapping GP home visits
THE RCGP has opposed the scrapping of home visits in England after GPs voted to remove the duty from their standard contract at a recent LMC meeting.
NHS facing bleak winter
THE NHS in England could be facing “one of the bleakest winters” on record given current performance statistics, says the Nuffield Trust.