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Medical certificate for terminally ill abuse victims

TERMINALLY ill patients in Scotland who suffered childhood abuse in care must ask their doctor to confirm their condition to claim compensation.

  • 29 April 2019
  • News

Direct link between frailty and oral health

FRAIL older people have a much greater risk of oral health problems, according to new research.

  • 29 April 2019
  • News

Registered with conditions

Dental case study

  • 26 April 2019
  • Case study

“Disease mongering” burdens global healthcare

EXPANDING definitions of disease are leading to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatment and pose a major threat to human health and the sustainability of health systems, according to a paper published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Post-surgical deaths in Scotland fall by a third

DEATHS following surgery have been reduced by more than a third in Scotland since the implementation of a safety checklist as part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Involve dentists in wider disease prevention

DENTISTS could play a much wider role in detecting health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says the Faculty of Dental Surgery.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Unprofessional behaviour targeted in pilot scheme

A PILOT programme has been launched to help doctors tackle unprofessional behaviour which threatens patient safety.

  • 25 April 2019
  • News

Quiz - professionalism in practice

Take our quick quiz and test your knowledge on professionalism in practice

  • 08 April 2019
  • Risk articles

Poll - blurring boundaries

Cast your vote in our poll on maintaining patient boundaries

  • 08 April 2019
  • Risk articles

Antidepressant prescribing continues to rise

PRESCRIPTIONS for antidepressants in England rose by 5 per cent in 2018, according to new figures published by NHS Digital.

  • 29 March 2019
  • News