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Quiz - Confidentiality, consent, delegation

Click below to test your knowledge on these three key risk areas

  • 11 October 2018
  • Risk articles

Tech boost to drug reaction reporting

DRUG reaction reporting has been made easier for hospital doctors thanks to new software.

  • 11 October 2018
  • News

Bleak Practice six

The sixth episode in our GP practice-based drama follows a patient's journey through primary and secondary care highlighting common risks

  • Bleak Practice
  • Video

Parental neglect

...Police are now considering charging the girl’s parents with child abuse and have requested a statement from the dentist...

  • 28 September 2018
  • Case study

Charity calls for improved early diagnosis of meningitis

ALMOST a third (30 per cent) of young babies with bacterial meningitis receive inappropriate early treatment which delays parents seeking further help, according to report from the Meningitis Research Foundation.

  • 28 September 2018
  • News

Guidance on global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases

AN implementation plan for a new global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions has been devised by a working group of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP).

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

Practice-based pharmacists prove a benefit

A STUDY has found that specialist clinical pharmacists working with 16 urban practices halved GP time spent on key prescribing activities.

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

GPs should routinely ask about herbal and supplement use

A STUDY of adults over age 65 found that 34 per cent were taking herbal medicinal products (HMPs) or dietary supplements concurrently with prescription medicines and 33 per cent of those were at risk of potential adverse drug interactions.

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

Mixed success in reducing child tooth decay

HOSPITAL admissions in England for tooth decay in children aged 5-9 have increased for the second consecutive year but have dropped among ages 1-4 years and 10-14 years.

  • 27 September 2018
  • News

Remote monitoring risks

Last month we looked at digital prescribing alerts and how continual warnings designed to help clinicians could potentially increase the risk of errors as “information overload” takes over. In this article we focus on alerts and other risks associated with remote monitoring devices

  • 26 September 2018
  • Risk alert