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“Disease mongering” burdens global healthcare

EXPANDING definitions of disease are leading to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatment and pose a major threat to human health and the sustainability of health systems, according to a paper published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Post-surgical deaths in Scotland fall by a third

DEATHS following surgery have been reduced by more than a third in Scotland since the implementation of a safety checklist as part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Registered with conditions

Dental case study

  • 26 April 2019
  • Case study

Unprofessional behaviour targeted in pilot scheme

A PILOT programme has been launched to help doctors tackle unprofessional behaviour which threatens patient safety.

  • 25 April 2019
  • News

Quiz - professionalism in practice

Take our quick quiz and test your knowledge on professionalism in practice

  • 08 April 2019
  • Risk articles

Poll - blurring boundaries

Cast your vote in our poll on maintaining patient boundaries

  • 08 April 2019
  • Risk articles

Antidepressant prescribing continues to rise

PRESCRIPTIONS for antidepressants in England rose by 5 per cent in 2018, according to new figures published by NHS Digital.

  • 29 March 2019
  • News

Poor waiting time performance risks increased negligence claims

DECLINING waiting time performance in England for both elective and cancer treatment could lead to increasing future negligence claims, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.

  • 29 March 2019
  • News

Private vs NHS treatment

...What is most important in a mixed practice is to make it clear to each individual patient whether they are being seen on the NHS or privately....

  • 28 March 2019
  • Case study

Caution urged in fluoroquinolone antibiotic prescribing

REPORTS of rare disabling and potentially irreversible adverse reactions associated with fluoroquinolone antibiotics have prompted the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to issue an alert.

  • 28 March 2019
  • News