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Guidance for clinicians on talking about dying

NEW guidance has been published to help doctors talk to patients who are coming to the end of their life.

  • 21 May 2021
  • News

Provide smoking cessation “opt-out” service

PATIENTS should be offered smoking cessation treatment automatically, unless they opt out, according to a new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

  • 21 May 2021
  • News

Professionalism for doctors - online training

SIGN up to MDDUS' new interactive online courses on professionalism.

  • 20 May 2021
  • Risk articles

GDC issues statement on direct-to-consumer orthodontics

THE GDC has published an updated statement on direct-to-consumer orthodontics, reaffirming that at present there is no effective substitute for a physical examination as the foundation for clinical assessment.

  • 18 May 2021
  • News

Trainee doctors suffer with psychological impact of pandemic

MORE than 40 per cent of junior doctors said they were suffering from depression, anxiety, stress or burnout which had worsened because of the pandemic in survey conducted in April 2021 by the BMA.

  • 11 May 2021
  • News

Fall in melanoma diagnoses worrying

A FALL in melanoma diagnoses by 28 per cent in April to November 2020 has experts worried that fewer people with suspicious skin lesions are seeing their GP.

  • 11 May 2021
  • News

Making decisions about CPR

Doctors will be familiar with the difficult challenge of dealing with advance decisions on the resuscitation of patients (DNACPR decisions) - more particularly so during the pandemic. What key issues need to be considered?

  • 29 April 2021
  • Risk alert

Nerve injury

...Mr J returns to Dr N over a week later complaining of numbness in his lip and tongue...

  • 29 April 2021
  • Case study

Colleague intervention

...Dr P is accused of being abusive, insulting, ill-tempered and unprofessional. Dr B is specifically criticised for failing to intervene...

  • 29 April 2021
  • Case study

Action needed to boost vaccine uptake amongst health workers

TACKLING misinformation and mistrust is key to reducing Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers, a new UK study has found.

  • 29 April 2021
  • News