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RCGP responds to “hurtful” insinuation of possible GP fraud

AN announcement that the NHS Counter Fraud Authority will be investigating GPs in England in regard to so-called "ghost patients" on practice lists has prompted a sharp response from the RCGP.

  • 14 June 2019
  • News

MDDUS supports findings of Hamilton review

PUBLICATION of an independent review into how the laws on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice has been welcomed by MDDUS – and in particular its support for the removal of the GMC’s right of appeal in Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) decisions.

  • 12 June 2019
  • News

Approval for opt-out organ donation in Scotland

AN opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

  • 12 June 2019
  • News

DCPs urged by GDC to renew now

DENTAL care professionals (DCPs) in the UK have until 31 July 2019 to complete their annual renewal in order to remain on the GDC register.

  • 11 June 2019
  • News

FGDP(UK) statement on responsible prescribing

FGDP(UK) Dean, Ian Mills, has published a statement on the steps dental practitioners can take towards responsible prescribing.

  • 30 May 2019
  • News

Funding to improve health of rough sleepers

COUNCILS in England will receive £1.9 million in funding to help improve the health of rough sleepers.

  • 30 May 2019
  • News

Assault allegation

...In an attempt to restrain the boy Dr D grabs him by the shoulders. A week later he is visited by police at his flat and cautioned and charged with common assault...

  • 29 May 2019
  • Case study

Broken root

...It is also alleged that Dr U failed to obtain informed consent from the patient in neglecting to warn him of the risks involved with the procedure...

  • 29 May 2019
  • Case study

Medical register tops 300,000 for first time

THE number of doctors registered to practise in the UK has topped 300,000 for the first time, new figures from the General Medical Council show.

  • 28 May 2019
  • News

Research trial pitfalls

POTENTIAL legal difficulties involving medical trials can range from participant complaints to more serious allegations of fraud. Ensure that you're research ready.

  • 28 May 2019
  • Risk alert