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NHS facing bleak winter

THE NHS in England could be facing “one of the bleakest winters” on record given current performance statistics, says the Nuffield Trust.

  • 26 November 2019
  • News

Opposition to scrapping GP home visits

THE RCGP has opposed the scrapping of home visits in England after GPs voted to remove the duty from their standard contract at a recent LMC meeting.

  • 26 November 2019
  • News

New guidance for expert witnesses

DOCTORS who plan to serve as expert witnesses should first undergo medicolegal training, according to new guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

  • 25 November 2019
  • News

Clampdown on drug driving

NEW driving laws in Scotland take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.

  • 19 November 2019
  • News

Understaffing threatens patient safety, say health leaders

NINETY per cent of health leaders believe that understaffing is putting patient safety and care at risk, according to a new survey by NHS Confederation.

  • 19 November 2019
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New guidance on remote prescribing

NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.

  • 13 November 2019
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Doctors taking part in protests

THE GMC recently addressed the issue of doctors taking part in political protest actions and the professional implications.

  • 30 October 2019
  • News

Pre-school vaccination rates disappointing

NHS England has missed the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) performance standard for the uptake of nearly all pre-school vaccinations in England in 2018-19, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

  • 30 October 2019
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Referrals to MPTS increase

THE GMC referred 40 per cent more cases to the MPTS (Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service) in 2018 according to figures were released in advance of the annual fitness to practise report.

  • 30 October 2019
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Report highlights electronic prescribing risks

ELECTRONIC medication systems can put patient safety at risk if not properly implemented, according the findings of an investigation report by the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB).

  • 30 October 2019
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