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Multimorbidity poses global threat
MULTIMORBIDITY is common and on the rise worldwide but the causes are poorly understood and strategies for its prevention are lacking, according to a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences.
April sees launch of new duty of candour provisions in Scotland
NEW duty of candour provisions in Scotland come into effect on 1 April.
Dementia dental guidance goes online
NEW guidelines to help dentists provide better care for patients with dementia are now available free of charge online.
PHE offers convincing proof on water fluoridation
A NEW report from Public Health England shows that water fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay and finds no convincing evidence of adverse health effects.
NHS crisis worse than last year, survey indicates
THE NHS is a system "pushed to its limits", says the Royal College of Physicians in response to survey results in its NHS Reality Check Update 2018.
Extra whistleblowing protection for Scottish trainees
EXTRA legal protections have been introduced by NHS Scotland for junior doctors and other postgraduate trainees treated unfairly for whistleblowing.
Review of gross negligence manslaughter
MDDUS has welcomed the announcement by Jeremy Hunt that there will be an urgent review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare in light of the High Court case involving Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
New dental college nearing reality
THE Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)) is taking forward plans to form a new College of General Dentistry and pursue a Royal Charter.
Pharmacist first for minor illnesses
A NEW health campaign in England is urging patients to first contact local pharmacists for clinical advice and treatment for minor health concerns.
Duty of candour reaffirmed
SENIOR healthcare officials in Scottish Government have reaffirmed the need for all health and social care staff to be able to “reflect safely and openly” when things go wrong – this is light of the recent High Court judgment in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.