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Varied quality of maternity services in England

VARIATION in the quality and safety of England’s maternity services has been identified as an "ongoing concern" in a new report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

  • 29 September 2021
  • News

Records check following cervical screening error

THE records of almost 200,000 women excluded from the cervical screening programme in Scotland are to be individually reviewed after it was found some had been left out in error.

  • 27 September 2021
  • News

Tenth of prescriptions in England “inappropriate”

AN estimated 10 per cent of items dispensed in primary care are "overprescribed", with 15 per cent of people taking five or more medicines a day, according to a Government-commissioned review.

  • 22 September 2021
  • News

Advice issued on topical steroid withdrawal reactions

PATIENTS using topical steroid for long-periods of time can suffer severe skin withdrawal symptoms and should take advice from a healthcare professional, says the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

  • 22 September 2021
  • News

ONS data shows risk of Covid death lower for vaccinated

RISK of death involving Covid-19 has been found to be consistently lower for people who received two vaccinations compared to one or no vaccination, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • 22 September 2021
  • News

Case study: Flexi request ignored

THIS case considers a claim of sex discrimination by a woman whose application for flexible working was not considered by her employer.

  • 21 September 2021
  • Article
  • Employment Law Update

Covid and employment law: latest updates

READ the latest advice on Covid-related employment law issues, including self-isolation rules, holidays and staff vaccination.

  • 21 September 2021
  • Article
  • Employment Law Update

HR Alert: How to de-stress your team

READ our practical advice on managing stress in your practice team.

  • 21 September 2021
  • Article
  • Employment Law Update

Ask the Expert: Menopause and the workplace

A STAFF member is having performance issues related to the menopause, but the practice is too busy to deal with issues like that. What should we do?

  • 21 September 2021
  • Article
  • Employment Law Update

Dentists can now pay ARF by instalments

DENTISTS can now sign up to pay their annual retention fee by instalments, the General Dental Council has announced.

  • 20 September 2021
  • News

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