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Safety netting

How can you ensure a robust system where nothing important is missed?

  • 30 July 2021
  • Risk alert

Treatment abroad

...The patient is asking his UK dentist – Dr U – to re-cement the bridge permanently without further endodontic treatment...

  • 29 July 2021
  • Case study

Consent not implied

...Dr P, aware that Mrs K is “exhausted and traumatised” by the birth, decides it would be unreasonable to disturb her in the middle of night...

  • 29 July 2021
  • Case study

Report reveals scale of under representation and discrimination against BME doctors

DOCTORS in England from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds now comprise 42 per cent of the NHS total, while the number of BME medical directors has increased to only 20.3 per cent.

  • 29 July 2021
  • News

Burnout “unsurprising” among medical trainees

A THIRD of medical trainees reported feeling "burnt out" to a high or very high degree because of their work, according to the GMC’s annual national training survey.

  • 29 July 2021
  • News

New guideline to help identify and treat Covid vaccine blood clotting

HEALTHCARE staff can now refer to new guidance to help them identify and treat patients who develop the rare blood clotting condition associated with Covid-19 vaccination.

  • 29 July 2021
  • News

Call for post-pandemic GP rescue plan

AN “emergency rescue package” is needed for general practice to save doctors from burnout and protect patient care, the Royal College of GPs has said.

  • 29 July 2021
  • News

Call for licensing system to control Botox and fillers

A NEW licensing system should be brought in to limit who is allowed to carry out non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox and fillers.

  • 28 July 2021
  • News

Professionalism for doctors - online training

SIGN up to MDDUS' new interactive online courses on professionalism.

  • 20 July 2021
  • Risk articles

Urgent improvement needed in NHS radiology systems

A REPORT calling for Government and hospital trusts to prioritise improvements to NHS radiology IT systems and alerts processes has been welcomed by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).

  • 16 July 2021
  • News