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New GMC assessment centre for overseas doctors
OVERSEAS doctors wanting to practice in the UK will now undergo a "rigorous half-day assessment" of practical skills at a new £2.5m GMC test centre in Manchester.
Majority of Brits think A&E overused
OVER 85 per cent of the UK population believe that A&E services are overused, while just over half agree that it is hard to get an appointment with a GP, according research carried out by The National Centre for Social Research from the most recent British Social Attitudes Survey.
Access to deceased records
This advice addresses some of the most common queries, together with appropriate suggested responses.
Wider use of cannabis-based medicinal products not justified
WIDER use of cannabis-based medicinal products cannot currently be justified due to a lack of robust evidence for clinical effectiveness, says NICE in new draft guidance.
Asthma deaths soar
DEATHS from asthma attacks in England and Wales have increased by a third in the last decade, according to data from The Office for National Statistics (ONS).
No-deal Brexit plans
HEALTH and social care staff in England have been sent details of ongoing preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
Covert video recording
CAN patients video record consultations or staff undertaking a clinical procedure without permission?
Surgical mesh infection
...Mr K is accused of failing to provide Ms L with sufficient information to make an informed choice on the need for surgery to remove the mesh – or the potential complications of delaying for a second opinion...
GP antibiotic prescribing reduced and more selective
ANTIBIOTIC prescribing by general medical practices in England has reduced and become more selective according to a study published on BMJ Open.
One in 20 patients exposed to preventable harm
AROUND one in 20 patients are exposed to preventable harm in medical care, with as many as 15 per cent of these cases involving severe harm or death.