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GP antibiotic prescribing reduced and more selective

ANTIBIOTIC prescribing by general medical practices in England has reduced and become more selective according to a study published on BMJ Open.

  • 30 July 2019
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One in 20 patients exposed to preventable harm

AROUND one in 20 patients are exposed to preventable harm in medical care, with as many as 15 per cent of these cases involving severe harm or death.

  • 30 July 2019
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Clarity for GPs on firearms licensing

GPs will not be held legally responsible for judging whether someone is suitable to possess a firearm or shotgun certificate, according to proposed new government guidance.

  • 29 July 2019
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NHS looks to Alexa to deliver health advice

NHS patients may soon have improved access to health information via voice-assisted technology being developed in collaboration with Amazon.

  • 25 July 2019
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GMC appointed regulator for associate roles

THE General Medical Council will become the regulator for physician associates and anaesthesia associates, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.

  • 23 July 2019
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Treat suspected Lyme disease without delay

PATIENTS presenting with erythema migrans or the characteristic bull’s eye rash associated with Lyme disease should be diagnosed and treated with antibiotics without delay, says NICE.

  • 23 July 2019
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Inpatient satisfaction high but improvement has stalled

MOST inpatients in hospitals in England have confidence and trust in the doctors and nurses treating them but overall improvement has stalled, according to findings from an annual CQC survey.

  • 27 June 2019
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MHA code of practice not being used as intended

HEALTHCARE providers and staff are not using the Mental Health Act (MHA) code of practice as intended due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the statutory guidance, according to a new report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

  • 27 June 2019
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New approach needed to improve trans patient care

NHS care for trans patients must involve a whole-system approach to improve services including education and training for healthcare professionals, NHS IT systems and access to gender identity services, according to a new position paper by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

  • 27 June 2019
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GMC uncovers factors in high BAME referrals

INADEQUATE job induction and support along with isolating work patterns and poor feedback are all factors in higher GMC referrals for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors, new research suggests.

  • 26 June 2019
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