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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
...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...
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.
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.
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.