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NHS England sees small drop in hospital waiting lists

THE total number of people waiting for consultant-led NHS hospital treatment has fallen for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 7.19 million on the list in November 2022 compared to 7.21 million in October.

  • 13 January 2023
  • News

Declining patient satisfaction in maternity care

A SURVEY of women giving birth in 2022 found that fewer reported being provided appropriate advice and support from midwives or hospitals at the start of their labour compared to figures from 2017.

  • 12 January 2023
  • News

Life-threatening emergencies prioritised on strike days

NHS England has confirmed that on strike days ambulance services will prioritise clinically urgent cases.

  • 10 January 2023
  • News

A quarter of junior doctors are victims of race hate at work

A quarter of junior doctors have been victims of race hate at work, with the majority abused by their patients, an MDDUS survey has revealed.

  • 06 January 2023
  • Press release

Case file: Infective endocarditis risk

...Dr C asks for advice on antibiotic prophylaxis and whether this should be prescribed by a cardiologist or the patient's GP...

  • 30 December 2022
  • Case study

Altering clinical records – do’s and don’ts

Clinical records should be made contemporaneously - but there are occasions when it's reasonable to alter an existing record

  • 30 December 2022
  • Risk alert

Caring for your patients during industrial action

Current and planned industrial action by healthcare workers may mean providing care to your patients is more challenging than usual - as a member of MDDUS you can look to us for support and advice.

  • 23 December 2022
  • MDDUS Update

Over a quarter of adults obese in England

AROUND a quarter of adults in England were classed as obese in 2021, according to the latest Health Survey for England published by NHS Digital.

  • 20 December 2022
  • News

Vignette: Jane Elizabeth Waterston (1843-1932)

Jane Elizabeth Waterston - Scottish teacher and the first woman physician in southern Africa.

  • 20 December 2022
  • Article
  • Q4
  • Insight - Primary

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