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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

UK cancer care suffers with staff shortages

A SHORTAGE of clinical oncologists threatens future cancer care in the UK.

  • 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

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

Fresh push to bring back GPs

A NEW campaign designed to persuade hundreds of doctors to return to general practice is being launched this week.

  • 18 March 2019
  • News

"Bigging up" the CV

Competition for prime positions in dentistry or medicine can be fierce so it is natural to want your CV to stand out from the crowd. But it is important to resist the temptation to “big-up” a CV with exaggerations, outright lies or half-truths in order to enhance your chances.

  • 28 February 2019
  • Risk alert

Gender reassignment should be initiated in specialist care

GENDER reassignment is a specialist area of medicine and treatment should be initiated in specialist care, says the Royal College of GPs.

  • 27 February 2019
  • News

New standards for end of life care

A NEW set of standards in providing end of life care has been agreed for GP practices.

  • 27 February 2019
  • News

BDA warning on over-the-counter teeth-whitening kits

TEETH-WHITENING products sold over the counter are often either ineffective or could damage teeth, warns the British Dental Association.

  • 27 February 2019
  • News

Progress on opt-out organ donation legislation in Scotland and England

A BILL introducing a soft opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been debated in the Scottish Parliament and similar legislation for England looks set to clear parliamentary hurdles in the next few days.

  • 27 February 2019
  • News