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Government accepts majority of Paterson report’s recommendations

CONSULTANTS will be expected to write directly to patients – rather than to their GPs – about their care, using language that is easy to understand.

  • 16 December 2021
  • News

November sees record demand in NHS England

NHS staff in England last month answered the highest number of 999 calls for any November on record, according to latest figures.

  • 16 December 2021
  • News

Workload pressures pose “far-reaching consequences” says GMC

A GMC annual survey found that 23 per cent of doctors said they were planning to leave the profession, which is up from 19 per cent in 2020.

  • 15 December 2021
  • News

Stark decline in access to NHS dental care

FOUR in five people report struggling to access NHS dental care, including emergency treatment, according to analysis of feedback to Healthwatch.

  • 15 December 2021
  • News

Emergency backlog

..Mr V states he “knows for a fact” that other dental surgeries are clearing their backlogs and providing routine appointments - and he is “extremely unhappy”...

  • 30 November 2021
  • Case study

Ensuring safe handovers between primary and secondary care

Handover of patient care is a common area of risk which is magnified when transferring between primary and secondary care services.

  • 30 November 2021
  • Risk alert

A statement of fact

...Dr C asks MDDUS how to go about writing a statement for a significant clinical incident investigation...

  • 30 November 2021
  • Case study

Waiting list for scans grows

THE number of patients facing long waits for scans in England is steadily increasing month-on-month, according to figures published by NHS England.

  • 30 November 2021
  • News

NICE guideline offers “menu” of treatment options for depression

A MENU of treatment options should be offered to patients with depression in discussion with their healthcare professional, says NICE in new draft guidance.

  • 30 November 2021
  • News

Delays in emergency treatment pose “acute patient safety” risk

NEARLY two thirds of A&Es across the UK had ambulances waiting to transfer patients every day, according to a snap survey conducted in November by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM).

  • 29 November 2021
  • News

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