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Predictable rise in bowel cancer referral waits

THE number of patients in England waiting longer than six weeks for tests to diagnose bowel cancer has risen by 60 per cent during the pandemic, according to NHS figures.

  • 11 September 2020
  • News

Pharmacy worker mocked for hearing loss wins tribunal claim

A PHARMACY worker mocked by colleagues about her hearing and memory loss was the victim of age discrimination, a tribunal has found.

  • 10 September 2020
  • Article

Furlough changes for September

EMPLOYERS will now only receive a 70 per cent contribution from the government for employees on furlough.

  • 10 September 2020
  • Article

HR Alert: Employee in quarantine

WHAT should practices do if an employee must quarantine for 14 days?

  • 10 September 2020
  • Article

Treatment services needed for COVID post-viral syndrome

THE RCGP is calling for quick and easy access to appropriate diagnostic tools and rehabilitation services in the community for patients facing the long-term health effects of COVID-19.

  • 09 September 2020
  • News

RCGP supports weekly testing of NHS staff

WEEKLY coronavirus testing of NHS staff on a voluntary basis would be “sensible” says the Royal College of GPs.

  • 09 September 2020
  • News

Good record keeping essential with remote consulting

MDDUS has seen a rise in calls from members concerned about treating patients safely in remote consultations. One way to manage risk is to ensure that record keeping is clear, sufficiently detailed, accurate and contemporaneous.

  • 31 August 2020
  • Risk alert

Research links obesity with higher risk of COVID-19 complications

RESEARCH has confirmed that obese patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of admission to intensive care units and death from the virus.

  • 31 August 2020
  • News

Melanoma deaths surged over last few decades

DEATHS from melanoma have increased dramatically in the UK, with rates more than doubling in since the 1970s, according to figures released by Cancer Research UK.

  • 31 August 2020
  • News

Survey exposes national radiologist shortage

ALMOST 2,000 radiologist posts are currently unfilled across the UK with national vacancy rates averaging at 33 per cent, according to a new workforce report.

  • 28 August 2020
  • News

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