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NHS facing “year-round crisis” in emergency care
EMERGENCY care services in England are suffering a “year-round crisis" with key indicators demonstrating that the summer of 2018 delivered worse levels of care to patients than five out of eight recent winters, according to recent BMA analysis.
Doctors warned on using Google Translate in consultations
USING Google Translate in medical consultations risks introducing communication errors that could lead litigation, says MDDUS.
Fewer BME doctors appointed to consultant posts
BLACK and minority ethnic (BME) trainee doctors are less likely to be shortlisted and offered consultant posts than white trainees despite applying for more such posts, according to a recent report.
Reduction in antibiotic prescribing by dentists
DENTAL practices in England dispensed nearly a quarter fewer prescriptions for antibiotics in 2017 compared to 2013, according to figures published by the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR)
New plans to address violence against NHS staff
MORE than 15 per cent of NHS employees have experienced violence from patients, their relatives or the public in the last 12 months – the highest figure for five years – according to the most recent NHS staff survey.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.