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HR Alert: Right to work checks

PRACTICES must ensure they comply with new right to work check rules or risk harsh penalties.

  • 27 March 2019
  • Article

Practice Managers' Conference - save the date

PRACTICE managers across the UK are being invited to save the date for the next MDDUS’ Practice Manager’s Conference on November 28 and 29, 2019.

  • 27 March 2019
  • Article

Don’t “go it alone” in legal matters

MDDUS advisers are here to assist members at the outset of complaints, claims and all regulatory matters. Not seeking assistance at an early stage can have far-reaching consequences.

  • 27 March 2019
  • Risk articles

Call for action on postcode lottery of child dental decay

GOVERNMENT is being urged to tackle deep-seated oral health inequalities which have left young children in deprived parts of England more than five times more likely to face hospital dental extractions than the national average.

  • 27 March 2019
  • News

NHS trusts struggling to engage with bereaved families

GOOD progress is being made by some NHS hospital trusts in England in learning from deaths, although some are struggling to improve engagement with bereaved families and carers.

  • 27 March 2019
  • News

UK bottom of the list in oral health education

THE UK has been ranked at the bottom of a global league table according to how well schools educate children about their oral health.

  • 27 March 2019
  • News

Breathlessness

...The receptionist phones Mr P to let him know that the prescription will be sent to his local chemist for collection. That next morning a neighbour checks on Mr P and finds him dead...

  • 27 March 2019
  • Case study

NHS sees further drop in public satisfaction

PUBLIC satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey.

  • 26 March 2019
  • News

GP "gatekeeping" offers mixed benefits

A STUDY looking at GPs as gatekeepers to specialty care has concluded that this is associated with lower healthcare use and expenditure and better quality of care, but also lower patient satisfaction.

  • 26 March 2019
  • News

RCP now neutral on assisted dying

THE Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has adopted a neutral position on assisted dying following a survey of its UK fellows and members.

  • 26 March 2019
  • News