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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

  • 26 October 2018
  • Risk alert

Gut pain

...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...

  • 26 October 2018
  • Case study

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.

  • 24 October 2018
  • Article

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.

  • 23 October 2018
  • News

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.

  • 22 October 2018
  • News

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.

  • 19 October 2018
  • News

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.

  • 18 October 2018
  • News

Physician associates to be formally regulated

STATUTORY regulation is to be introduced for physician associates, the Government has announced.

  • 15 October 2018
  • News

Launch of graduate medical course

SCOTLAND’S first graduate entry medical course has begun.

  • 12 October 2018
  • News

Poll - delegation

Cast your vote in our poll on General Medical Council guidance around delegation

  • 11 October 2018
  • Risk articles