Widespread racism risks exodus of doctors warns BMA
A BMA survey found that 84 per cent doctors who qualified overseas report having experienced racism in the last two years.
New GDC hearing service launched
THE GDC has launched a Dental Professionals Hearing Service which is separate from its fitness to practise investigation and prosecution functions.
New resources published on clinician exclusion
NEW resources have been published to support those deciding whether to exclude a doctor or dentist from their workplace due to performance concerns.
Dentists struggle to clear patient backlog
ONE in three dentists are struggling to clear the backlog of patients caused by the pandemic, the findings of a new survey reveal.
NHS good but could be better in shared decision making
A SURVEY of healthcare professionals found that 76 per cent regularly practise core elements of shared decision making with patients but 28 per cent found lack of time a barrier.
Urgent need to address exodus of GPs over next five years
NEARLY 19,000 GPs and trainees are expected to leave the profession over the next five years unless action is taken ease workload and workforce pressures, according to a survey by the Royal College of GPs.
Dental teams urged to act on suspected eating disorders
THE Oral Health Foundation has highlighted the vital role dentists can play in identifying and acting on early signs of eating disorders.
Surgeons see "light at the end of the tunnel" on long waiting times
THE number of patients waiting more than two years for hospital treatment in England fell by nearly half between January and April 2022, according to data published by NHS England.
Fit note powers extended to more health professionals
THE power to sign fit notes is being extended to more health professionals in a bid to ease GP workloads, the government has announced.