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Gender reassignment should be initiated in specialist care
GENDER reassignment is a specialist area of medicine and treatment should be initiated in specialist care, says the Royal College of GPs.
New standards for end of life care
A NEW set of standards in providing end of life care has been agreed for GP practices.
Progress on opt-out organ donation legislation in Scotland and England
A BILL introducing a soft opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been debated in the Scottish Parliament and similar legislation for England looks set to clear parliamentary hurdles in the next few days.
Death certification e-training
DOCTORS in Scotland are being encouraged to complete two e-learning modules on death certification.
Improved wellbeing support for NHS staff
THE Government has set out a commitment to provide better mental health and wellbeing support to NHS staff in England, including a dedicated service giving confidential advice and help 24 hours a day.
NHS staff encouraged to use email
HEALTH and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock wants the NHS to stop relying on pen and paper use more secure forms of digital communication instead such as email.
Updated guidance on antibiotic prescribing for pneumonia
NICE and Public Health England have published two draft guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing for pneumonia to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.
NHS told to phase out pagers
HOSPITALS in England must phase out pagers by the end of 2021, as the health and social care secretary pushes ahead with his campaign against outdated technology.
Staff training key to a digital NHS future
HEALTHCARE staff should be trained in emerging technologies such as genomics, digital medicine and artificial intelligence to ensure the NHS is equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.
GP practices to hire 20,000 support staff as part of new five-year contract
GP practices in England will be given funding for 20,000 health professionals to help relieve workload pressures as part of a new multi-billion pound contract deal.