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Dame Clare Marx appointed GMC chair

Dame Clare Marx has been appointed chair of the General Medical Council and will become the first woman to hold that position since the GMC was established 160 years ago.

  • 30 July 2018
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Doctors should not be prosecuted for deaths caused by errors, RCP says

DOCTORS should not be prosecuted for deaths that result from involuntary mistakes or other errors, the Royal College of Physicians has said.

  • 30 July 2018
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Trainees to have mandatory recovery period after nightshift

JUNIOR doctors in Scotland are to be given a mandatory 46-hour recovery period after a run of night shifts before they can return to work.

  • 27 July 2018
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Safe staffing levels set out by RCP

THE definition of safe staffing levels that are needed to provide care for hospital patients has been set out for the first time by the Royal College of Physicians.

  • 27 July 2018
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Dental prevention pilot proves successful

A SCHEME for prevention-focused dental care piloted in 73 practices in England has led to “reduced or maintained levels” of tooth decay in 90 per cent of patients, according to a Government evaluation.

  • 26 July 2018
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HPV vaccination extended to boys

ADOLESCENT boys in the UK will now be given the HPV vaccine after a long campaign by healthcare organisations, including the BDA.

  • 26 July 2018
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Significant backlogs in radiology reporting

WIDE national variation in timescales for radiology results, with significant backlogs, have been reported in a new Care Quality Commission (CQC) review.

  • 26 July 2018
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NHS litigation costs continue to rise

THE cost of medical negligence claims to the NHS in England continues to rise despite a record reduction in formal litigation as more claims are mediated.

  • 18 July 2018
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NHS patient app due for December release

NHS patients in England will be able to access their GP record and book appointments using a free app from December 2018.

  • 18 July 2018
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Lower death rates with patient continuity of care

A NEW study looking at continuity of care has concluded that patients who see the same doctor over time have lower death rates.

  • 04 July 2018
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