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Understaffing threatens patient safety, say health leaders

NINETY per cent of health leaders believe that understaffing is putting patient safety and care at risk, according to a new survey by NHS Confederation.

  • 19 November 2019
  • News

New guidance on remote prescribing

NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.

  • 13 November 2019
  • News

Doctors taking part in protests

THE GMC recently addressed the issue of doctors taking part in political protest actions and the professional implications.

  • 30 October 2019
  • News

Dental toolkit for safeguarding children who miss appointments

A NEW toolkit has been launched to support the safeguarding of children and young people who miss dental appointments.

  • 30 October 2019
  • News

Pre-school vaccination rates disappointing

NHS England has missed the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) performance standard for the uptake of nearly all pre-school vaccinations in England in 2018-19, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

  • 30 October 2019
  • News

Referrals to MPTS increase

THE GMC referred 40 per cent more cases to the MPTS (Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service) in 2018 according to figures were released in advance of the annual fitness to practise report.

  • 30 October 2019
  • News

Report highlights electronic prescribing risks

ELECTRONIC medication systems can put patient safety at risk if not properly implemented, according the findings of an investigation report by the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB).

  • 30 October 2019
  • News

Opioid prescribing risks

OPIOID addiction has reached crisis proportions in the US – but UK prescribers also face increasing risk.

  • 29 October 2019
  • Risk alert

Allergy alert

…Solicitors acting for the patient claim that the practice failed to dispense the correct medication despite being aware of her amoxicillin allergy…

  • 29 October 2019
  • Case study

Upselling complaint

...It is alleged that Dr L did not provide the full range of options and misled Mr K in an attempt to “upsell” more expensive treatment...

  • 29 October 2019
  • Case study