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Time extension for dentists reported to GDC
DENTISTS who have been reported to the General Dental Council can apply for more time to prepare their comments under a new pilot scheme.
IT boost needed for remote consultations
HOSPITAL doctors are being put off using time-saving technology such as video consultations due to poor IT support.
Post-traumatic stress common in early pregnancy loss
ONE in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
Hospitals need to demonstrate learning from mistakes
ANALYSIS by Healthwatch has shown that only 12 per cent of hospital trusts demonstrate compliance with the statutory regulations when it comes to reporting on patient complaints.
More than a million GP appointments missed each month
MORE than one million people fail to attend GP appointments every month, costing the NHS £200 million a year.
RCGP sets out roadmap to tackle workforce crisis
GENERAL practice is "running on empty" with ever increasing patient demand and falling GP numbers, says the RCGP in setting out a new Workforce Roadmap.
December A&E performance worst on record
DECEMBER 2019 saw the worst performance on record for A&E waiting times in England with 79.8 per cent of patients cared for within the target four hours.
Bullying of SAS and LE doctors commonplace
NEARLY a third of SAS (specialty and associate specialist) and a fourth of LE (locally employed) doctors have experienced bullying, undermining or harassment at work by colleagues or patients and their families in the last year.
Make MDO membership a regulatory requirement
CHRIS KENNY, CEO of MDDUS, comments on GMC research issued today into the impact of doctors’ engagement with the tribunals process.
Doctors reducing working hours to beat burnout
DOCTORS are increasingly cutting back on clinical hours to reduce stress, new figures from the General Medical Council show.