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Zero tolerance – can it work?
VIOLENCE against NHS staff is on the increase - but can a new 'zero tolerance' Government strategy solve the problem?
Most doctors not involved in winter planning, new poll finds
LESS than a third of doctors have been asked to help plan for winter, despite last year being one of the worst on record.
...The patient was on holiday in Spain when she phoned her GP asking about a rash on her leg...
...The dentist notices a potential problem with previous root treatment but is unsure whether to tell the patient...
Drastic change needed for medical device regulation
DRASTIC changes must be made to the way surgical procedures and medical devices are regulated to protect patients, the Royal College of Surgeons has said.
Sharp rise in number of young diabetics
THE number of young people in England and Wales with type 2 diabetes has increased almost 10-fold to nearly 7,000, according to new figures.
NHS guidance on using instant messaging in a crisis
NEW guidance has been released to help doctors, nurses and other NHS staff safely use instant messaging and other digital technology to co-ordinate patient care during emergencies.
Annual GDC renewal reminder
ANNUAL GDC registration renewal for dentists has opened with a final deadline of 31 December.
NHS facing “year-round crisis” in emergency care
EMERGENCY care services in England are suffering a “year-round crisis" with key indicators demonstrating that the summer of 2018 delivered worse levels of care to patients than five out of eight recent winters, according to recent BMA analysis.
Report highlights significant unawareness of oral cancer
OVER 8,300 new cases of oral cancer are now diagnosed in UK adults each year, representing a 49 per cent increase over the last decade according to a new report by the Oral Health Foundation.