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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.

  • 23 April 2018
  • News

April sees launch of new duty of candour provisions in Scotland

NEW duty of candour provisions in Scotland come into effect on 1 April.

  • 28 March 2018
  • News

Dementia dental guidance goes online

NEW guidelines to help dentists provide better care for patients with dementia are now available free of charge online.

  • 27 March 2018
  • News

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.

  • 26 March 2018
  • News

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.

  • 13 March 2018
  • News

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.

  • 08 March 2018
  • News

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.

  • 27 February 2018
  • News

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.

  • 27 February 2018
  • News

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.

  • 14 February 2018
  • News

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.

  • 12 February 2018
  • News