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No immediate change in how doctors are regulated after Brexit
THE GMC has confirmed that there will be no "imminent changes" to how doctors are regulated or how non-UK doctors are registered after the UK leaves the European Union on 31 January 2020.
Stop tiptoeing around reform of personal injury compensation
MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny has challenged the Government to stop "tiptoeing around reform" and overhaul the way personal injury compensation is awarded in England and Wales.
GDC commitment to “right touch” regulation welcomed
A CONTINUED focus on "upstream regulation" is among key themes in a Costed Corporate Plan 2020 recently published by the GDC.
NHS staff urged to tackle climate “health emergency”
A MAJOR campaign has been launched to tackle the climate “health emergency” by pushing for a greener NHS.
Healthcare quality worse for the worse off
PEOPLE living in the most deprived areas of England experience a worse quality of NHS care and poorer health outcomes than people living in the least deprived areas, according to research undertaken by QualityWatch.
Time extension for dentists reported to GDC
DENTISTS who have been reported to the General Dental Council can apply for more time to prepare their comments under a new pilot scheme.
IT boost needed for remote consultations
HOSPITAL doctors are being put off using time-saving technology such as video consultations due to poor IT support.
Post-traumatic stress common in early pregnancy loss
ONE in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
Hospitals need to demonstrate learning from mistakes
ANALYSIS by Healthwatch has shown that only 12 per cent of hospital trusts demonstrate compliance with the statutory regulations when it comes to reporting on patient complaints.
More than a million GP appointments missed each month
MORE than one million people fail to attend GP appointments every month, costing the NHS £200 million a year.