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Barriers to talking about dying
A NEW report highlights a feeling among some physicians that death could be perceived as a medical failure and this constitutes a barrier to talking with patients about dying.
Double check penicillin allergy
HEALTHCARE staff should double check patients who believe they are allergic to penicillin to reduce the risk of MRSA or C difficile, NICE has warned.
Essential guide for implant dentists
DENTISTS who carry out implant work can benefit from a new guide which offers practical advice on the latest developments in the field.
Dentists ‘should be proud’ of inspection improvements
IMPROVEMENTS in dental practices inspected by the Care Quality Commission “should make the profession proud”, the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP UK) has said.
Social prescribing for loneliness
GPs in England will be able to prescribe community activities for lonely patients as part of a new Government initiative, it has been announced.
Physician associates to be formally regulated
STATUTORY regulation is to be introduced for physician associates, the Government has announced.
Launch of graduate medical course
SCOTLAND’S first graduate entry medical course has begun.
Tech boost to drug reaction reporting
DRUG reaction reporting has been made easier for hospital doctors thanks to new software.
Charity calls for improved early diagnosis of meningitis
ALMOST a third (30 per cent) of young babies with bacterial meningitis receive inappropriate early treatment which delays parents seeking further help, according to report from the Meningitis Research Foundation.
Guidance on global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
AN implementation plan for a new global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions has been devised by a working group of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP).