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Case highlights risk in emergency access

A RECENT Supreme Court case confirms that receptionists and other non-medically qualified staff at first point of contact owe patients a duty of care in providing accurate information on access to medical assistance

  • 31 October 2018
  • News

Cost of bullying in NHS England estimated at £2.28 billion

BULLYING and harassment in the NHS in England costs the UK taxpayer an estimated £2.28 billion per year according to a new study.

  • 30 October 2018
  • News

Consent process suffers under pressure says GMC

HEAVY workloads among doctors are impacting the consent process and undermining the doctor-relationship, according to the GMC.

  • 30 October 2018
  • News

Serious dental decay in children may indicate neglect

DENTAL decay requiring hospital care could be a sign that a child is suffering neglect according to a study published in the BDJ.

  • 30 October 2018
  • News

Nearly 400,000 dental patients consulting GPs

A NEW qualitative report has examined the reasons why an estimated 380,000 people in the UK consult GPs for dental problems each year.

  • 30 October 2018
  • News

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.

  • 24 October 2018
  • Article

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.

  • 23 October 2018
  • News

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.

  • 22 October 2018
  • News

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.

  • 19 October 2018
  • News

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.

  • 18 October 2018
  • News