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RCS looks to guide surgical innovation
NEW guidance to avoid a “maverick” approach to surgical innovation has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons.
High percentage doctors suffer burnout…or make that “moral injury”
A NEW BMA survey has found that eight out of 10 doctors are at a substantial risk of burnout.
Time saving or risky business?
WORKFLOW optimisation utilising non-clinical admin staff has been shown to ease GP workloads but concerns have been raised it may put patient safety at risk.
Direct link between frailty and oral health
FRAIL older people have a much greater risk of oral health problems, according to new research.
Involve dentists in wider disease prevention
DENTISTS could play a much wider role in detecting health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says the Faculty of Dental Surgery.
“Disease mongering” burdens global healthcare
EXPANDING definitions of disease are leading to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatment and pose a major threat to human health and the sustainability of health systems, according to a paper published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.
Registered with conditions
Dental case study
Poor waiting time performance risks increased negligence claims
DECLINING waiting time performance in England for both elective and cancer treatment could lead to increasing future negligence claims, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
Private vs NHS treatment
...What is most important in a mixed practice is to make it clear to each individual patient whether they are being seen on the NHS or privately....
Don’t “go it alone” in legal matters
MDDUS advisers are here to assist members at the outset of complaints, claims and all regulatory matters. Not seeking assistance at an early stage can have far-reaching consequences.