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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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
Covid and employment law: latest updates
READ the latest advice on Covid-related employment law issues, including self-isolation rules, holidays and staff vaccination.
HR Alert: How to de-stress your team
READ our practical advice on managing stress in your practice team.
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?
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.