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Review of gross negligence manslaughter

MDDUS has welcomed the announcement by Jeremy Hunt that there will be an urgent review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare in light of the High Court case involving Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.

  • 27 February 2018
  • News

New dental college nearing reality

THE Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)) is taking forward plans to form a new College of General Dentistry and pursue a Royal Charter.

  • 27 February 2018
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Multimillion pound payout for GP innovation

TEN companies will share in a multimillion pound windfall to develop new technologies aimed at easing GP workloads.

  • 27 February 2018
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More detail on state-backed indemnity expected in May

GPs in England can expect further details in May on state-backed indemnity plans for general practice, according to an update by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the BMA.

  • 27 February 2018
  • News

Plans revealed to tackle medication errors

AMBITIOUS new plans to reduce medication errors in England have been unveiled by the health secretary as new research suggests they could contribute to as many as 22,000 deaths each year.

  • 26 February 2018
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GMC accepts new English language test

OVERSEAS doctors who want to work in the UK can now sit an alternative, more practical English language test.

  • 20 February 2018
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Steady decrease in Scottish hospital mortality

NEW figures have revealed there were 7,800 fewer than expected deaths in Scottish hospitals between the first quarter of 2014 and the third quarter of 2017 – a drop of 10.6 per cent.

  • 20 February 2018
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Pharmacist first for minor illnesses

A NEW health campaign in England is urging patients to first contact local pharmacists for clinical advice and treatment for minor health concerns.

  • 14 February 2018
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Duty of candour reaffirmed

SENIOR healthcare officials in Scottish Government have reaffirmed the need for all health and social care staff to be able to “reflect safely and openly” when things go wrong – this is light of the recent High Court judgment in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.

  • 12 February 2018
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HPV vaccination for men having sex with men

A NATIONWIDE HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men will be introduced in England.

  • 12 February 2018
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