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Growing support for assisted dying among GPs
A SURVEY carried out by The Royal College of General Practitioners shows growing support among GPs for a change in the law on assisted dying.
Pharmacy referral service to prevent hospital readmission
HOSPITALS in England will be able to digitally refer newly discharged patients to community pharmacists for extra guidance around new prescribed medicines.
Whistleblowing champions appointed in Scotland
NHS Scotland has appointed 19 whistleblowing champions to health boards across the country with the aim of creating a more honest and open workplace culture.
Scotland acts to make coronavirus notifiable
NEW regulations have come into effect in Scotland making coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a notifiable disease and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) a notifiable organism.
Mumps cases highest in decade
MUMPS cases have risen to the highest level in a decade according to data published by Public Health England (PHE).
More than a quarter of NHS staff abused by patients
MORE than a quarter of NHS workers in England have been harassed, bullied or abused by patients and members of the public, new figures show.
Covid-19 patient management flowchart
A FLOW chart to help clinicians manage suspected cases of Covid-19 acute respiratory disease has been published by Public Health England (PHE).
Smartphone apps to detect skin cancer found unreliable
SMARTPHONE apps used to assess suspicious skin lesions cannot be relied upon to detect melanomas and other skin cancers, according to a study published in the BMJ.
BMA surveys members on assisted dying stance
The BMA has launched a survey among members to re-examine its stance on assisted dying.
No immediate change in how doctors are regulated after Brexit
THE GMC has confirmed that there will be no "imminent changes" to how doctors are regulated or how non-UK doctors are registered after the UK leaves the European Union on 31 January 2020.