Practice level waiting times will allow “informed choice” says Government
NEW publication of GP appointment waiting times in England will allow patients to make “more informed choices” on the practice they choose to visit, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.
GMC chief calls for action to halt doctors quitting NHS
NEARLY 10,000 doctors gave up their licence to practise last year and action is needed now to stop this “senseless waste” of talent said General Medical Council (GMC) Chief Executive Charlie Massey.
GMC launches ethical hub on tackling racism
A NEW “ethical hub” on tackling racism in the workplace has been launched by the General Medical Council (GMC) on its website.
GPs given expanded access to tests to speed up cancer diagnosis
GP practices in England are being given expanded direct access to diagnostic scans for patients with concerning symptoms but who fall outside the NICE guideline threshold for an urgent suspected cancer referral.
GDC consultation on updated interim orders guidance
THE General Dental Council (GDC) has today launched a 12-week public consultation on proposed updates to its Interim Orders Committee Guidance and associated information.
Study shows modest benefits to children of water fluoridation
FLUORIDATION of the water supply may confer a “modest benefit” to the dental health of children, according to a seven-year-study led by University of Manchester researchers.
Less than half of LGBTQ+ doctors feel able to be open about sexual orientation
A SURVEY of UK doctors has found that only 46 per cent of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer respondents feel able to be open about their sexual orientation where they work or study.
Relentless rise in UK oral cancer cases
NEW cases of oral cancer continue to rise, with 8,864 people in the UK diagnosed with the disease last year, representing a 34 per cent increase in the last 10 years.
Pandemic impact on wait for breast reconstructive surgery
NEW research has found that 51 per cent of breast cancer patients surveyed in the UK said that the Covid-19 pandemic had a ‘significant impact’ on their wait for and experience of breast reconstruction surgery.
RCGP signals warning on timescale for online record access
NHS England must carefully consider the 1 November timescale for granting patients automatic access to their prospective records, says the Royal College of GPs.