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Draft guideline aims to reduce inequality in homeless healthcare
MOBILE outreach and drop-in services offering flexible appointment times could help open up healthcare access to people experiencing homelessness, according to new draft guidance.
RCGP concern over “focus on access” in blueprint for general practice in England
GP leaders have expressed concern that a focus “purely on access” in a new government blueprint for general practice in England ignores other challenges in providing high-quality, personalised care.
Dissatisfaction and burnout common reasons for leaving medical practice
DISSATISFACTION and burnout were among the main reasons UK doctors gave for leaving their jobs over the period from 2004 to 2019, according to a survey carried out by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Urgent need to improve maternity care for minority ethnic patients
THERE is an “urgent need” to improve care for mothers and babies from minority ethnic and deprived backgrounds, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has said.
Record strain on emergency departments
EMERGENCY departments in England experienced the highest number of 12-hour and four-hour stays on record in September.
...The letter of claim alleges that the dentist failed to adequately seal the extraction site, and later diagnose and refer Mrs L for specialist treatment to close the suspected oro-antral communication...
Consent to vaccinate
...Mr Z says that both he and his wife have decided against being vaccinated as he has read on the internet of "unreported fatal side-effects”...
Preparing for Covid inquiries
The Scottish government recently announced it will establish a public inquiry into its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments across the UK are expected to follow suit. What should you do to prepare?
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.
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.