Mobile lung MOTs for improved cancer diagnosis
TARGETED lung health checks in England involving mobile units have led to around 600 patients being diagnosed with lung cancer at an early stage, says NHS England.
Lifelong excess weight doubles risk of womb cancer
LIFELONG excess weight almost doubles the risk of developing womb cancer, according to a new study funded by Cancer Research UK.
Emergency care in Scotland remains in severe crisis
MORE than three in 10 patients in Scotland waited more than four hours for care in emergency departments, according to performance figures for the week ending 10 April.
Record waiting lists for gynaecology treatment bring despair
WAITING lists for gynaecology treatment across the UK have reached a combined figure of over 570,000 women, with a 60 per cent increase on pre-pandemic levels according to a new report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
GMC offers additional support for doctors using social media
THE General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a new resource to support doctors using social media.
Report on legal claims in emergency medicine
GOOD record-keeping and communication to support handover and ‘safety netting’ for patients whose condition may deteriorate are among key lessons highlighted in three new reports on compensation claims in emergency medicine.
Medscape survey on inappropriate behaviour among doctors
A SURVEY of UK doctors has found that around 40 per cent have witnessed or experienced bullying by other doctors within the last five years.
Survey shows decline in NHS staff morale and engagement
THE percentage of NHS staff in England who are happy with the standard of care provided by their organisation has declined more than 6 points from 2020 to 67.8 per cent, according to the NHS Staff Survey 2021.
RCOG reflects on “uncomfortable truths” in Ockenden report
A report on “catstrophic” failures at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust represents a “dark day of maternity services”, says The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
NHS public satisfaction ratings lowest in 25 years
PUBLIC satisfaction with how the health service runs has fallen to 36 per cent (a drop of 17 percentage points from 2020), according to analysis of the 2021 British Social Attitudes survey (BSA) published by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.