Tackling backlog in bowel screening
A BACKLOG of patients waiting for colonoscopies as part of the NHS bowel screening programme could be tackled by raising the threshold at which patients are invited for more in-depth investigations, according to new research.
Survey reveals NHS dentistry at “tipping point”
A BBC survey has found that 90 per cent of NHS dental practices are not accepting new adult dental patients, and 80 per cent are not taking on children.
GDC fitness to practise report reveals ethnic disparity
A DISPROPORTIONATELY high number of fitness to practise concerns received by the General Dental Council (GDC) in 2021 were raised against Asian or Asian British dentists compared to their proportion of the total register.
Steep 50-year rise in melanoma deaths among men
MELANOMA death rates among UK men have risen 219 per cent in the last 50 years, according to new analysis released by Cancer Research UK.
Long Covid action plan aims to reduce GP workload
PATIENTS with long Covid will have easier access to health tests as part of an action plan designed to reduce GP workloads.
'Go live' for online access to records in England now 1 November
NHS England has confirmed that 1 November 2022 is now the date patients at practices in England using TPP and EMIS systems will be granted automatic access to their prospective (future) records online.
GMC to lose right to appeal tribunal decisions
THE General Medical Council is to lose its right to appeal decisions by medical practitioners tribunals in 2023.
NHS facing “greatest workforce crisis” in its history
A COMMITTEE of MPs has concluded that the NHS is facing the greatest workforce crisis in its history, with persistent understaffing posing a serious risk to staff and patient safety.
GDC shifts focus to prevention in new strategy
PREVENTING patient harm and promoting professionalism are the focus of the General Dental Council’s new three-year strategic plan.
GMC warning on burnout among trainee doctors
POST-PANDEMIC NHS backlogs threaten the health and wellbeing of thousands of doctors, as well as their patients, the General Medical Council (GMC) has warned in a report from its annual national training survey.