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Sharp rise in NHS penalty notices
THE number of fines handed down to patients for wrongly claiming free NHS treatment has risen 30-fold in the past five years, with fines now topping £126 million.
RCGP offers vision for the future
EXTENDED GP consultations and continuity of care delivered via 'micro-teams' are key elements in a vision for the future of general practice.
RCS looks to guide surgical innovation
NEW guidance to avoid a “maverick” approach to surgical innovation has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons.
New investment in rest facilities for doctors
THE Department for Health and Social care has announced it will invest £10m in improving doctors' rest facilities.
Only three per cent of under-ones attend dentist
RESEARCH out of Birmingham University has found that only three per cent of under-ones in England attended the dentists and in some regions it was than less one per cent.
Sepsis campaign focuses on early signs
THE five early signs of sepsis are being highlighted in a new public awareness campaign from the Scottish Government.
Record numbers get NHS cancer checks
THE number of people checked for signs of cancer exceeded two million for the first time last year, NHS England has revealed.
High percentage doctors suffer burnout…or make that “moral injury”
A NEW BMA survey has found that eight out of 10 doctors are at a substantial risk of burnout.
Time saving or risky business?
WORKFLOW optimisation utilising non-clinical admin staff has been shown to ease GP workloads but concerns have been raised it may put patient safety at risk.
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