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GMC appointed regulator for associate roles

THE General Medical Council will become the regulator for physician associates and anaesthesia associates, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.

  • 23 July 2019
  • News

Treat suspected Lyme disease without delay

PATIENTS presenting with erythema migrans or the characteristic bull’s eye rash associated with Lyme disease should be diagnosed and treated with antibiotics without delay, says NICE.

  • 23 July 2019
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Inpatient satisfaction high but improvement has stalled

MOST inpatients in hospitals in England have confidence and trust in the doctors and nurses treating them but overall improvement has stalled, according to findings from an annual CQC survey.

  • 27 June 2019
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MHA code of practice not being used as intended

HEALTHCARE providers and staff are not using the Mental Health Act (MHA) code of practice as intended due to a lack of awareness and understanding of the statutory guidance, according to a new report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

  • 27 June 2019
  • News

New approach needed to improve trans patient care

NHS care for trans patients must involve a whole-system approach to improve services including education and training for healthcare professionals, NHS IT systems and access to gender identity services, according to a new position paper by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

  • 27 June 2019
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GMC uncovers factors in high BAME referrals

INADEQUATE job induction and support along with isolating work patterns and poor feedback are all factors in higher GMC referrals for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors, new research suggests.

  • 26 June 2019
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Campaign to support reflective practice

NEW guidance and resources have been published in a bid to encourage doctors, dentists and other clinicians to take part in reflective practice.

  • 25 June 2019
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RCGP responds to “hurtful” insinuation of possible GP fraud

AN announcement that the NHS Counter Fraud Authority will be investigating GPs in England in regard to so-called "ghost patients" on practice lists has prompted a sharp response from the RCGP.

  • 14 June 2019
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Approval for opt-out organ donation in Scotland

AN opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

  • 12 June 2019
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MDDUS supports findings of Hamilton review

PUBLICATION of an independent review into how the laws on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice has been welcomed by MDDUS – and in particular its support for the removal of the GMC’s right of appeal in Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) decisions.

  • 12 June 2019
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