Report reveals scale of under representation and discrimination against BME doctors
DOCTORS in England from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds now comprise 42 per cent of the NHS total, while the number of BME medical directors has increased to only 20.3 per cent.
Burnout “unsurprising” among medical trainees
A THIRD of medical trainees reported feeling "burnt out" to a high or very high degree because of their work, according to the GMC’s annual national training survey.
New guideline to help identify and treat Covid vaccine blood clotting
HEALTHCARE staff can now refer to new guidance to help them identify and treat patients who develop the rare blood clotting condition associated with Covid-19 vaccination.
Call for post-pandemic GP rescue plan
AN “emergency rescue package” is needed for general practice to save doctors from burnout and protect patient care, the Royal College of GPs has said.
Call for licensing system to control Botox and fillers
A NEW licensing system should be brought in to limit who is allowed to carry out non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox and fillers.
Action needed to improve maternity services in England
A "LANDMARK" report highlights understaffing and a persistent "culture of blame" in maternity services in England.
Urgent improvement needed in NHS radiology systems
A REPORT calling for Government and hospital trusts to prioritise improvements to NHS radiology IT systems and alerts processes has been welcomed by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).
Severity of skin disease linked to socioeconomic status
LOW income is associated with increased severity in a range of skin conditions, including psoriasis and melanoma, according to a paper recently presented at the annual meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists.
CQC registration mandatory for remote orthodontic providers
THE Care Quality Commission has confirmed that remote orthodontic providers offering ‘direct-to-consumer’ treatments are required to be CQC registered in order to practise lawfully.
Patient satisfaction in general practice remains high
A MAJORITY of patients in England (83 per cent) have rated their overall experience of general practice as very or fairly good in 2021 despite the challenges of Covid-19 – an increase on 2020 (82 per cent).