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New investment in rest facilities for doctors
THE Department for Health and Social care has announced it will invest £10m in improving doctors' rest facilities.
RCS looks to guide surgical innovation
NEW guidance to avoid a “maverick” approach to surgical innovation has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Sepsis campaign focuses on early signs
THE five early signs of sepsis are being highlighted in a new public awareness campaign from the Scottish Government.
Record numbers get NHS cancer checks
THE number of people checked for signs of cancer exceeded two million for the first time last year, NHS England has revealed.
High percentage doctors suffer burnout…or make that “moral injury”
A NEW BMA survey has found that eight out of 10 doctors are at a substantial risk of burnout.
Time saving or risky business?
WORKFLOW optimisation utilising non-clinical admin staff has been shown to ease GP workloads but concerns have been raised it may put patient safety at risk.
Medical certificate for terminally ill abuse victims
TERMINALLY ill patients in Scotland who suffered childhood abuse in care must ask their doctor to confirm their condition to claim compensation.
Medical case study
Direct link between frailty and oral health
FRAIL older people have a much greater risk of oral health problems, according to new research.
Involve dentists in wider disease prevention
DENTISTS could play a much wider role in detecting health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says the Faculty of Dental Surgery.