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Shocking level of sexual harassment directed at female surgeons

A SURVEY of UK surgical staff has found that over the last five years nearly two-thirds of women reported being the target of sexual harassment with 30 per cent subject to actual sexual assault.

  • 15 September 2023
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New guides to help surgeons defend against negligence claims

NEW best practice guides to documenting common surgical procedures aim to help NHS teams in England defend against claims of negligence or poor practice.

  • 29 September 2022
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Government calls for GP appointments within two weeks

PATIENTS in England needing a GP appointment should get one within two weeks, according to new government plans.

  • 27 September 2022
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Scheme to reduce hospital admissions extended across Scotland

A SCHEME designed to reduce hospital admissions by delivering antibiotic treatments in people’s homes or outpatient clinics is to be rolled out across Scotland.

  • 21 September 2022
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Burnout in doctors doubles risk of patient safety incidents, new study finds

PATIENT safety incidents are twice as likely to happen if a doctor is suffering symptoms of burnout, a new global study has found.

  • 15 September 2022
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Positive results for friends and family tests

THE vast majority of patient responses to the healthcare “friends and family test” (FFT) were positive, latest figures from NHS England show.

  • 12 September 2022
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Call for new patient safety commissioners across UK

PATIENT safety commissioners should be appointed in each UK country to reduce risks in health and social care, according to a new report.

  • 09 September 2022
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Cancer targets missed “year-on-year”

NEARLY 55,000 cancer patients should have been diagnosed quicker or started their treatment sooner over the last six years, according to analysis from Cancer Research UK.

  • 29 September 2021
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Greater flexibility for dentists with additional development needs

DENTAL professionals in England who are subject to conditions or undertakings following a fitness to practise hearing can now choose who provides their development support.

  • 29 September 2021
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Varied quality of maternity services in England

VARIATION in the quality and safety of England’s maternity services has been identified as an "ongoing concern" in a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

  • 29 September 2021
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