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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.
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.
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.
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.
..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”...
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.
A statement of fact
...Dr C asks MDDUS how to go about writing a statement for a significant clinical incident investigation...
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.
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should be offered to patients with depression in discussion with their healthcare professional, says NICE in new draft guidance.
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).