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.
Updated dental guidance on anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs
UPDATED guidance on the management of dental patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
Doctors asked for views on workplace learning
DOCTORS across the UK are being urged to share their views on workplace learning, support and supervision for the General Medical Council’s annual training survey.
Death certification easements to end
EASEMENTS to death certification processes and cremation forms introduced by the Coronavirus Act 2020 will expire at midnight on 24 March 2022 in England, although some changes will be retained.