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New guidance for expert witnesses
DOCTORS who plan to serve as expert witnesses should first undergo medicolegal training, according to new guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Understaffing threatens patient safety, say health leaders
NINETY per cent of health leaders believe that understaffing is putting patient safety and care at risk, according to a new survey by NHS Confederation.
Clampdown on drug driving
NEW driving laws in Scotland take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.
New guidance on remote prescribing
NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.
Pre-school vaccination rates disappointing
NHS England has missed the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) performance standard for the uptake of nearly all pre-school vaccinations in England in 2018-19, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Referrals to MPTS increase
THE GMC referred 40 per cent more cases to the MPTS (Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service) in 2018 according to figures were released in advance of the annual fitness to practise report.
Dental toolkit for safeguarding children who miss appointments
A NEW toolkit has been launched to support the safeguarding of children and young people who miss dental appointments.
Report highlights electronic prescribing risks
ELECTRONIC medication systems can put patient safety at risk if not properly implemented, according the findings of an investigation report by the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB).
Doctors taking part in protests
THE GMC recently addressed the issue of doctors taking part in political protest actions and the professional implications.
Dental faculty guidance goes online
KEY guidance for dentists and their teams has been made available for free online.