Tackling toxic health service cultures at heart of new GMC guidance
NEW duties could be placed on doctors to call out bullying and to tackle toxic workplace cultures.
Mental health of Welsh dentists worsens
THE mental health of dentists in Wales further declined towards the end of 2021, as increasing admin tasks forced most clinicians to work without proper breaks.
NHS dental treatments in Scotland below pre-pandemic levels
DENTAL contacts and treatments in Scotland have not yet fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels, according to a report from Public Health Scotland.
Emergency GMC registration for pandemic response to end in September
THE GMC has announced that temporary emergency registration given to doctors as part of the pandemic response will close on 30 September 2022.
New resource to support refugee mental health
A NEW resource offering advice on supporting asylum seekers and refugees with their mental health has been launched by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Lifelong excess weight doubles risk of womb cancer
LIFELONG excess weight almost doubles the risk of developing womb cancer, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK.
Emergency care in Scotland remains in severe crisis
MORE than three in 10 patients in Scotland waited more than four hours for care in emergency departments, according to performance figures for the week ending 10 April.
Record waiting lists for gynaecology treatment bring despair
WAITING lists for gynaecology treatment across the UK have reached a combined figure of over 570,000 women, with a 60 per cent increase on pre-pandemic levels according to a new report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
GMC offers additional support for doctors using social media
THE General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a new resource to support doctors using social media.
Report on legal claims in emergency medicine
GOOD record-keeping and communication to support handover and ‘safety netting’ for patients whose condition may deteriorate are among key lessons highlighted in three new reports on compensation claims in emergency medicine.