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...An incisional biopsy one month later at the hospital confirms the lesion is squamous cell carcinoma and the patient undergoes extensive surgery followed by facial reconstruction and radiotherapy...
Long-term diazepam prescription
...Dr H prescribes the drug weekly despite complaints by Mr C that he runs out of medication by the weekend...
RCOG reflects on “uncomfortable truths” in Ockenden report
A report on “catstrophic” failures at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust represents a “dark day of maternity services”, says The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Survey shows decline in NHS staff morale and engagement
THE percentage of NHS staff in England who are happy with the standard of care provided by their organisation has declined more than 6 points from 2020 to 67.8 per cent, according to the NHS Staff Survey 2021.
NHS public satisfaction ratings lowest in 25 years
PUBLIC satisfaction with how the health service runs has fallen to 36 per cent (a drop of 17 percentage points from 2020), according to analysis of the 2021 British Social Attitudes survey (BSA) published by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.
Updated dental guidance on anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs
UPDATED guidance on the management of dental patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
Doctors asked for views on workplace learning
DOCTORS across the UK are being urged to share their views on workplace learning, support and supervision for the General Medical Council’s annual training survey.
Death certification easements to end
EASEMENTS to death certification processes and cremation forms introduced by the Coronavirus Act 2020 will expire at midnight on 24 March 2022 in England, although some changes will be retained.
GMC has “long way to go” in tackling inequality
THE GMC has reported a "slight" reduction in the gap between employer referral rates for ethnic minority doctors and international medical graduates compared to white doctors in its first update on equality, diversity and inclusion targets.
Call for eight-week delay in giving patients online records access
PLANS to give patients in England online access to their healthcare records should be delayed by at least eight weeks, the Royal College of GPs has said.