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Plain English for patients
Clear and comprehensible outpatient letters are of vital importance for safe healthcare - and they should be addressed to the patient
...The patient expressed worry that he might have gallstones but Dr K diagnosed dyspepsia without an examination to determine the nature of the epigastric pain...
Barriers to talking about dying
A NEW report highlights a feeling among some physicians that death could be perceived as a medical failure and this constitutes a barrier to talking with patients about dying.
Double check penicillin allergy
HEALTHCARE staff should double check patients who believe they are allergic to penicillin to reduce the risk of MRSA or C difficile, NICE has warned.
Essential guide for implant dentists
DENTISTS who carry out implant work can benefit from a new guide which offers practical advice on the latest developments in the field.
Dentists ‘should be proud’ of inspection improvements
IMPROVEMENTS in dental practices inspected by the Care Quality Commission “should make the profession proud”, the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP UK) has said.
Social prescribing for loneliness
GPs in England will be able to prescribe community activities for lonely patients as part of a new Government initiative, it has been announced.
Physician associates to be formally regulated
STATUTORY regulation is to be introduced for physician associates, the Government has announced.
Launch of graduate medical course
SCOTLAND’S first graduate entry medical course has begun.
Poll - delegation
Cast your vote in our poll on General Medical Council guidance around delegation